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Issue No. 2254

‘We are sleepwalking towards an avoidable age of crisis’
Barbara Stocking, head of the charity Oxfam, predicts that food prices could more than double in 20 years

‘I feel this is the start of freedom’
Hasna El-Reyes, who passed through the reopened border from the Gaza Strip into Egypt over the weekend

‘We have almost a dictatorship of leftist judges’
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi speaking to a puzzled Barack Obama at the G8 summit

‘There are hydrogen bombs out there’
Business secretary Vince Cable has an unusual way of describing looming economic crises

‘Crisis? What crisis? Football is not in crisis. We are only in some difficulties’
Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA, as the world football organisation is plunged into a corruption and bribery scandal

‘The eurozone is a big mess, and the Europeans don’t want to talk about it’
Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund

‘I would think the police have better things to be doing with their time than going after people who pick up potato waffles from the street’
Sasha Hall, who is awaiting sentence for allegedly taking £200 of ham, pies and potato waffles from a bin outside Tesco after a power cut. Tesco threw away £10,000 worth of food

‘Incoherent mish-mash. Codswallop’
Andrew Tyrie, Conservative chairman of the Commons Treasury committee, on plans to “rebalance” the economy to deal with the effects of the crisis

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Who Says?
Tue 31 May 2011, 18:33 BST
Issue No. 2254
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