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Issue No. 2244

‘We are worried sick, stressed, not sleeping through worry. There is a very real danger of throwing the disabled and their carers into poverty and removing their dignity’

Emma, a mother to three children with disabilities, worries about the effect of the government’s cuts to benefits

‘Mr Cameron must not be embarrassed into watering down his policies. The crucial thing is that this union-sponsored, unrepresentative Popular Front is not allowed to pass itself off as the British public’

A Daily Telegraph editorial worries about the impact of the TUC’s 26 March demonstration

‘I am pessimistic because, since Sunday, I have seen that almost none of the solutions has worked’

Thierry Charles, safety official at France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety on the nuclear crisis in Japan

‘In the worst of cases, it could have an impact worse than Chernobyl’

French government spokesperson Francois Baroin compares Fukushima to the 1986 disaster in Ukraine

‘The safety culture in Japan has proved to be defective, and we follow exactly the same culture as the Japanese’

John Large, an independent consultant on the nuclear industry in Britain

‘As a result of the disaster at Fukushima, I am no longer nuclear-neutral. I now support the technology’

Environmentalist and columnist George Monbiot draws the wrong conclusions this week


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Who Says?
Tue 22 Mar 2011, 17:18 GMT
Issue No. 2244
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