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Issue No. 2250

‘Calm down, dear’

David Cameron’s sexist and patronising comment to Labour MP Angela Eagle—which he said six times


‘I have been patronised by better people than the prime minister. It is up to him as to whether he wants to annoy 51 percent of the population’

Angela Eagle’s response


‘Obviously, if something has caused offence, obviously that was not right’

Chief treasury secretary and Lib Dem Danny Alexander


‘Loveless marriage’

The Guardian’s description of the coalition


‘There is something special about singing Jerusalem in Westminster Abbey. You think the roof is going to lift off and there is no better country to be in. Just wonderful’

David Cameron gets over-excited about the royal wedding. Calm down, dear


‘I don’t think the so-called royal family speak for England, I don’t think England needs them’

The singer Morrissey


‘Lock out the vile militant teachers’

The Sun’s Kelvin MacKenzie—the attack on workers who dare to ballot for strikes has begun


‘Yes, I understand people want to poke me in the eye and signal their displeasure’

Nick Clegg recognising his unpopularity—again


‘I am a progressive politician. I lead a progressive party. I always have and always will do’

Nick Clegg. Well, you can’t be right all the time


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Who Says?
Tue 3 May 2011, 18:14 BST
Issue No. 2250
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