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Issue No. 2236

‘Somebody better get down there and explain offside to her’

Sky football presenter Richard Keys—before being disciplined for making sexist remarks about a female assistant referee

‘Is it OK for a lady to be here, it doesn’t affect Sky does it?

Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC manager, takes the piss out of Sky by asking if it minds a woman journalist being at a news conference

‘It is extreme to treat Muslim women as slaves and non-Muslim women as trash. And it’s about time Muslims began discussing this problem at their dinner tables’

The Sun’s Trevor Kavanagh propagates Islamophobic myths about Muslims—then blames them for not taking the lies seriously

‘We are blind to some of the most flagrant discrimination—against men… Feminists are now amongst the most obnoxious bigots’

Tory MP Dominic Raab plays the victim

‘I am in favour of all these reforms. But unless we get them right, we could be heading for a multiple train crash’

A senior Tory quoted in the Sun exposes the fear within the government about David Cameron’s reforms to benefits and public services

‘The spectre of Tunisia hangs over the country’

The Times editorial warns of growing discontent in Egypt

‘It will not be a taxpayer expense cat’

A “government source”—clearly mindful of public opinion—commenting on Number 10’s mouse-catching plans

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Who Says?
Tue 25 Jan 2011, 18:35 GMT
Issue No. 2236
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