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Issue No. 2245

‘If we keep doing this we won’t find anything to bloody disagree on in the bloody TV debate’

Nick Clegg to David Cameron at the end of a public meeting in Nottingham—showing how little difference there is between them

‘Taking to the streets to overturn a decision of an elected government challenges democracy’

Simon Jenkins writing in the Guardian before the TUC demonstration. Presumably he sees elected governments that say one thing and do another as the height of democracy

‘London is politically hot, and most Londoners should be proud of the fact. The price they pay is not enormous. It is an occasional riot, a broken window at the Ritz and a few brickbats thrown at the police’

Simon Jenkins after the demonstration

‘Fascist agitators. A nasty bunch of black-shirted thugs’

Kit Malthouse, Tory London deputy mayor and chair of Metropolitan Police Authority, insults protesters

‘Violent thugs and criminals [must face] the full force of the law’

Labour’s Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper shows what side she’s on

‘The “health worker” on the BBC—along with the vast majority of the 250,000 demonstrators—is a useful idiot’

Columnist Toby Young on anti-cuts protesters


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Tue 29 Mar 2011, 18:01 BST
Issue No. 2245
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