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Issue No. 2210

‘Futile, finished, fucked.’

Douglas Alexander, Peter Mandelson and Alistair Darling’s view of Labour late last year

‘If you miss, I expect it to be like missing the winning goal in the World Cup.’

The man in charge of drilling BP’s relief well, John Wright, somewhat underestimates the scale of the oil disaster

‘Any sign of weakness will bring the uncommitted out in support of their unions. A divided government would rapidly become a defeated government.’

Tory Norman Tebbit writes in the Times newspaper expressing ruling class fears about looming industrial unrest

‘We had no significant intelligence, in the time I worked at the British mission, of significant holdings of WMD.’
Carne Ross, former first secretary at Britain’s mission to the United Nations between 1997 and 2002, says the war in Iraq was illegal

‘Use of live fire [by Israeli naval commandos] was justified.’
The Israeli government’s inquiry into Israeli forces’ raid on the Freedom Flotilla in May delivers a somewhat predictable verdict

‘To kill a zombie, you have to shoot it in the head.’
Financial Times newspaper columnist Lina Saigol gives her solution to the “army of undead bankers” wrecking the economy

‘The main message coming from the revised data was that the recession was even deeper than previously reported.’
Howard Archer, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, reflects on new figures that show Britain’s economic crisis was the deepest since the 1930s

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Tue 13 Jul 2010, 17:56 BST
Issue No. 2210
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