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Issue No. 2222

‘I was incredibly struck by the feeling that people think the Tories genuinely enjoy this cutting’

ConservativeHome website editor, Tim Montgomerie, talks about Right to Work protesters in Birmingham

“I worked for Douglas Hogg during the BSE crisis, John Major when he lost the 1997 election. I was William Hague’s political adviser. Maybe I have given pretty poor advice”

George Osborne in 2008

“This will do for clowns what Jaws did for sharks”

Fips the Clown, who joined a protest at Alton Towers against a new maze that clowns say “demonises” them

“Hospitals in rural areas were closed, pensions cut, salaries cut. You’re starting to hear stories about people dying because of budget cuts there.

That is the future for Greece, Portugal, Spain as these cuts really start to bite”

James Shugg of Australian bank, Westpac, on budget cuts in Latvia

“We have made a decision to rule out means testing child benefit because it is a universal benefit”

Philip Hammond, then Tory shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, in April—before the general election

“A black day for the welfare state”

Ruth Lister, former director of the Child Poverty Action Group, after the Tories’ announcement of cuts to child benefit

“We will not be popular”

Health secretary Andrew Lansley at Tory Party conference on the government’s plans for £83 billion cuts

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Who Says?
Tue 5 Oct 2010, 17:44 BST
Issue No. 2222
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