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Issue No. 2228

‘I know I’m an old man these days, but I was a student once, and I stand four-square with them now.’
Daily Mirror columnist Paul Routledge backs the student protests

‘Remember, breaking the law never achieved anything! Apart from universal suffrage, repeal of the poll tax, US out of Vietnam, etc.’
A popular Tweet in the aftermath of the Millbank protest

‘The real vandalism is not just a few Millbank windows broken but £9,000 fees destroying the hopes of so many young people.’
Labour MP John McDonnell

‘The windows at Millbank Tower are unlikely to be the last broken glass we see during the years ahead.’
The Daily Mail panics

‘Frustration against the few who seem determined to make the future a miserable, small-minded and debt-filled place for the many.’
Author Nina Power on the student protests

‘It is the Liberal Democrats who have failed to live up to those traditions, not the students.’
Singer Billy Bragg says the Lib Dems, not students, are anti-democratic

‘I cannot condone chucking fire extinguishers off a roof. No, use 'em as a battering ram on doors!’
Comedian Paul O’Grady

‘Vandalism and violence.’
Labour’s Ed Balls attacks students


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Tue 16 Nov 2010, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2228
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