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Issue No. 2217

“I didn’t expect a job like this when I came to work this morning. We’re a five-star firm. We don’t usually take scumbags like these.”

An unfortunate coach driver who was given the job of driving English Defence League supporters to Bradford last Saturday

“A capitalism that works for people.”

Labour leadership contender Ed Miliband spells out his inspiring vision for Britain

“The actions we have taken in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan show the bravery of our forces and that we can play a vital and positive role in the world.”

Ed Miliband gets worse

“The BBC has to live on the same planet as everyone else.”

Tory culture secretary Jeremy Hunt—personal fortune £4.5 million—on why the BBC should face cuts

“You must need skin like a rhino for your job.”

A taxi driver to Lib Dem treasury secretary Danny Alexander on how unpopular the government already is

“Initial assessments have been coloured by a great deal of anger directed at the banking industry.”

Disgraced Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester complaining about reforms driven by anger at the banks

“Those TUC leaders who say they are keen to deal with the coalition rather than confront it are to be applauded.”

The Independent newspaper warns against striking against cuts. What a surprise that the media take the bosses’ side

“A Star Trek convention.”

David Cameron’s bizarre description of Labour’s leadership election

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Who Says?
Tue 31 Aug 2010, 16:50 BST
Issue No. 2217
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