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Issue No. 2241

‘Tony Blair… is peacemaker in the Middle East, and should be able to use his talents for peacemaking here. We need his diplomatic skills now as we set about crushing our enemies’

A Libyan official and “close ally” of Saif Gaddafi

‘They are with me. All my people love me. They will die to protect me’

Libya’s besieged president Colonel Gaddafi

‘Will real progress be possible only when Gaddafi leaves the scene? I tend to think the opposite’

New Labour man Anthony Giddens after meeting the colonel in 2007


US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice gives her verdict on Gaddafi

‘The Enterprise—with its complement of F-14 Tomcat fighters—is not the best candidate for a humanitarian aid mission’

Even the Daily Mail isn’t sure about intervention

‘The usual collection of retards in the public gallery spoiling it for real people’

Hull council’s Tory leader John Fareham on Twitter after anti-cuts protesters stormed the chamber. Unison’s Steve Torrance says people with learning disabilities were in the gallery at the time

‘An eternal optimist’

Wisconsin’s right wing Republican governor Scott Walker on himself

‘Scott Walker’s overreach in Wisconsin has done unions a great favour’

Ezra Klein writing in the Washington Post

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Who Says?
Tue 1 Mar 2011, 18:46 GMT
Issue No. 2241
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