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Issue No. 2215

‘I think what you’re trying to do is stop supermarkets from selling 20 tins of Stella for a fiver. That’s what we’ve got to go after.’

‘Man of the people’ David Cameron underestimates the price of Stella beer by at least threefold

‘Hey Dave, our readers want to know where they can get 20 tins of Stella for a fiver. Come on mate, share the wealth.’

Message from the Bitter Wallet blog on David Cameron’s Twitter feed

‘It is going to be difficult for someone who is going to receive less housing benefit to understand why at the same time we should spend huge, huge sums of money in a hurry on replacing Trident in full.’

Stand-in prime minister Nick Clegg strays from the Tory script

‘The coalition is being as fair as we can.’

Nick Clegg on the cuts

‘The real people running the country are the Treasury.’

Senior Whitehall figure

‘I don’t understand why Gaza was given to the Arabs. I would have said that it’s my land and that’s that. I don’t understand why there are any Muslims in Israel at all.’

Key English Defence League funder Alan Lake in an interview in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz

‘I’ve done endless product launches and corporate entertaining. All I have to do is shake hands, make a pompous speech and grin like an idiot.’

Bentley Browning, a David Cameron lookalike

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Tue 17 Aug 2010, 18:05 BST
Issue No. 2215
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