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Issue No. 2257

‘The reform fatigue is visible in the streets of Athens, Madrid and elsewhere’

European Union monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn accepts that working class people have had enough of “reforms”

‘Incredibly supportive’

Chancellor George Osborne on the real record of the Lib Dems in government

‘The fixation with deregulation and scrapping rules just because they are rules on offer from some right wing ideologues’

Lib Dem environment minister Chris Huhne attacks the Tories’ plans to scrap environmental regulations

‘Deregulation zealots’

Chris Huhne on the Tories

‘Some of those people with a learning disability clearly, by definition, cannot be as productive in their work as somebody who has not got a disability of that nature’

Tory MP Philip Davies suggests in parliament last week that disabled people would welcome being paid less than the national minimum wage to get on the job ladder

‘Can’t we just send them some flowers instead and promise to take them to the pictures?’

Quentin Letts, Daily Mail columnist, shows he is for women’s equality in his article on women Labour MPs’ criticism of the Tories’ pensions bill

‘We will not blink. We will stay the course. We will secure our children’s future’

Tory minister for work and pensions Iain Duncan Smith tries to show determination, but ends up sounding like a falling dictator

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Who Says?
Tue 21 Jun 2011, 18:00 BST
Issue No. 2257
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