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Issue No. 2234

‘You could even argue that the new system is not inconsistent with our principle, although there is a principle with which it is inconsistent, which is that we wanted to abolish [them]’

The ridiculous Lib Dem Simon Hughes ties himself in knots trying to claim that the government’s raising of fees will increase access to universities

‘The library is the only place you can come without spending money. It’s classless’

Sara Levy, at Kensal Rise library, on the value of libraries. Up to 800 face closure

‘This is outrageous and offensive to everyone who ever cared about books and reading’

Tory culture minister Ed Vaizey condemned library cuts before the election. The council is now cutting 20 out of 43 libraries in his constituency

‘They don’t give a shit about the working man. I’d throw Cameron off mill roof’

A voter in Oldham on what they think of the Tories

‘I was surprised I let my claims get that far in front of the actual amount’

An understatement by MP Eric Illsley, on trial for fiddling his expenses

‘What did they do, send him from Hendon to spend five years smoking rollies and living in a tent?’

An activist writes on an online forum about the police officer who went undercover as an eco-activist (see right)

‘I will make that decision with my family’

Barclays bank boss Bob Diamond dodges MPs’ questions on Tuesday of this week about whether he will take his bonus this year

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Who Says?
Tue 11 Jan 2011, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2234
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