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Issue No. 2214

“The terrorists, the resisters.”

Martin Kimber, chief executive of Rotherham borough council, describes staff who oppose cuts in a recent speech to charity leaders

“Iran has got a nuclear bomb.”

Prime minister David Cameron. His spokesperson later had to apologise for him “misspeaking”

“You are absolutely right and I was absolutely wrong.”

David Cameron­­—but he was unfortunately just apologising to a pensioner for saying Britain was a “junior partner” to the US in 1940

“There is no doubt that money is making a huge difference in the election.”

Labour leadership candidate Diane Abbott points out that “favourite to win” David Miliband has a staff of dozens

“There are almost no career politicians—those who have fallen out of the Oxbridge sausage factory and straight into candidacy.”

Lib Dem Hugh O’Donnell back in February. One in three Lib Dem MPs is now Oxbridge educated

“Nuclear is tried, tested and failed. New nuclear would be foolhardy... The nuclear industry’s key skill over the past half-century has not been generating electricity, but extracting lashings of taxpayers’ money.”

Lib Dem Chris Huhne’s views on nuclear power three years ago

“We are on course to make sure that the first new nuclear power station opens on time in 2018.”

Chris Huhne, now the Tory-Liberal coaliion’s energy minister, last week

“A real nuisance.”

Tory MP Dominic Raab on constituents who send him emails

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Tue 10 Aug 2010, 17:16 BST
Issue No. 2214
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