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Issue No. 2266

‘An extreme perversion of capitalism’

The exploits of the bankers are too much for Sir James Dyson, inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner

‘There are not enough jobs, which is why they have time to riot. Some young people are not academic and they feel disenfranchised’

Sir James Dyson knows that economic conditions have a social impact—unlike David Cameron

‘We should thank our lucky stars that we had one’

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the riots as a wake up call—to justify the government’s vicious attacks on those out of work

‘The situation has all the ingredients necessary for revolution’

Martin Stephen, former high master of the elite St Paul’s school, writing on Britain’s education system in the Evening Standard

‘Britain’s new attitude will help appease the quarrels between East and West over the future management of the internet’

Tory plans to block social networking websites during unrest wins praise from the Communist Party of China’s Global Times newspaper

‘We need a cast iron guarantee nobody knew’

Labour MP Tom Watson, demanding that the Tory party shows it was unaware that Andy Coulson was being paid by News International while working at Downing Street

‘People will suddenly find themselves in a mansion and they hadn’t realised it was a mansion’

Tory minister Eric Pickles complains how unfair a “mansions tax” would be on ordinary people who live in mansions

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Tue 23 Aug 2011, 17:58 BST
Issue No. 2266
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