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Issue No. 2213

‘Today the railways are safer than they have ever been’

Network Rail’s dismissive reaction to an inquest that found a continuing risk of deaths on the network following the Potters Bar crash in 2002

‘This tragic loss of life at Potters Bar could have been avoided if safety rather than profits had been the priority on our railways’

Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT uniont

‘People should have read the words in the manifesto’

Tory cabinet minister Francis Maude explains away public anger at his government’s policies

‘This is not a game’

Francis Maude throws down the gauntlet to civil service workers as he ploughs ahead with an attack on their redundancy terms

‘Possibly illegal’

Hugh Lanning deputy general secretary of the PCS union on the plans

‘Tittle tattle’

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott on what he thought about the evidence put forward for invading Iraq in 2003

‘In the end of the day, he was right’

Lord Prescott claims that Robin Cook was right to resign from his government position over the war

‘They might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family’

Admiral Mike Mullen, chair of the joint chiefs of staff, ludicrously claims that Julian Assange and Wikileaks is responsible for deaths in Afghanistan. The US has killed thousands in the war and occupation

‘‘If you can’t turn the clock back to 1904, ladies and gentlemen, what is the point of being a Conservative?’

Boris Johnson launches his London bike hire scheme

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Tue 3 Aug 2010, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2213
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