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From disgraced Tories to Lib Dem leaders

Issue No. 2220

‘Imagine a brand with a huge stain on it. You keep trying to get rid of it, but the heart of the stain always remains. That’s what it is like with the Tory brand’

Disgraced tax evader and Tory party donor Lord Ashcroft on David Cameron

‘We let it slip—we, that is, in the financial sector and as policy-makers. And although the causes of the crisis may have been rooted in the financial sector, the consequences are affecting everyone’

Bank of England governor Mervyn King admits who caused the economic crisis

‘Our agenda has always been to promote schools and free them from the centre.’

Treasury secretary Danny Alexander makes clear that a Lib Dem conference vote opposing free schools makes no difference

‘We can’t just be there to detoxify the Tory brand’

An unnamed Lib Dem speaks out. Oh yes we can, replies the party leadership

‘We’ve got some bone idle people in the public sector. ’

Merseyside fire boss Tony McGuirk, who gets £200,000 a year—the pay of six fully-trained firefighers

‘My whole issue was I don’t need to be preached at. That’s not what I signed up for’

US soldier Anthony Smith after being confined to barracks for refusing an order to attend a Christian rock concert

‘Sangin: Our Boys’ blood, their effort, their victory’

The Sun declares ‘mission accomplished’ as the British army retreats from the Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. 105 soldiers were killed there over four years

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Tue 21 Sep 2010, 17:36 BST
Issue No. 2220
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