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Issue No. 2225

'The cuts aren’t about economics any longer—they’re about ideology. And the ideology is that a big state is bad and state interference is bad.’

Armando Iannucci, creator of political satire The Thick of It, on the Tory cuts

‘My point is we need to recognise that the jobs don’t come to you.’

Iain Duncan Smith echoes Norman Tebbit’s opinion of unemployed workers

‘I bet when they were children they laughed in Bambi when his mother got shot.’

Comedian Paul O’Grady denounces the Tories on his TV show—to huge cheers from the studio audience

‘We should take to the streets. We should be vocal in our fight against oppression. We should let them know that we are not taking these draconian cuts lightly.

‘We should fight for the rights of the elderly, of the poor, of the sick, and of the little children. Vive la revolution!’

Paul O’Grady

‘The budget, you know, is all right if you’re not young, old, unemployed, working or on benefits.’

Eastenders character Patrick Trueman gives his views on George Osborne’s savage cuts

‘Much of the street activity that’s been happening in France has been driven by young people who are alienated from their community.’

Sir Paul Ennals, head of the national children’s bureau, says that cuts to youth clubs could mean revolt in Britain


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Who Says?
Tue 26 Oct 2010, 17:31 BST
Issue No. 2225
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