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Issue No. 2259

‘Parasites go home’
Placard held by protesters “welcoming” Prince William and Kate Middleton to Quebec

‘They can be in love all they want. But more than 70 percent of the population of Quebec want to get rid of the monarchy’
Julien Gaudreau from the Resistance Network of Quebec

‘The screen dims so much, every programme looks like it’s being presented by Lenny Henry in a cave’
Jeremy Clarkson manages to make a racist comment while talking about his new TV

‘I’ve been driven out’
Melanie Stark says she was forced from her job at posh shop Harrods—because she didn’t wear make up

‘Full makeup at all times: base, blusher, full eyes (not too heavy), lipstick, lip liner and gloss’
A section of the Harrods dress code for women

‘Little more than urban myths’
Green turncoat Mark Lynas dismisses objections to nuclear power in the rabid Daily Mail newspaper

‘You could see through your closed eyes the bones of the fingers that were covering them’
Gordon Harvey, a victim of Britain’s nuclear tests in the 1950s. The government is refusing victims compensation

‘They would stick you under a shower until your radiation level was down. One time I spent 36 hours under a shower. We were used more or less as guinea pigs’
Terry Bambridge, another victim of the nuclear tests


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Who Says?
Tue 5 Jul 2011, 16:31 BST
Issue No. 2259
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