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Issue No. 2208

‘A commentator in El Pais, a Spanish paper, claims that England’s loss to Germany reflects Thatcherism’s demoralising effects on the English proletariat.’

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times columnist, ponders the real reason for England’s World Cup exit

‘For anyone who really wants to understand what it is like to work for the world’s favourite airline, I would suggest reading George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.’

Unnamed British Airways manager reveals that Willie Walsh doesn’t have as much support as he pretends to

‘You can buy more of the value items at the supermarket and put more vegetarian dishes into menus.’

Tory bastard John Redwood’s helpful tips on surviving the recession

‘You can discover home entertainment to keep the leisure bill down. You can turn down the thermostat a little and put on a jumper.’

John Redwood

‘The terrible problems that we had in Heysel and Hillborough in the 1980s seem now to be behind us.’

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt blames football fans for the Hillsborough disaster—when police incompetence led to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans

‘For a guy of high office to come out and say this, after we’ve fought for 21 years, is appalling. I do not accept his apology.’

Margaret Aspinall, whose 18-year old son James died during the 1989 disaster, responds to Hunt

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Who Says?
Tue 29 Jun 2010, 18:49 BST
Issue No. 2208
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