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Issue No. 1920

“In the autumn sunshine, Parliament Square blazed with passion. These were citizens who would normally never dream of breaking the law but felt driven to despair and even violence—which can’t possibly be condoned—by the bullying threat to their whole way of life.”

DAILY MAIL, showing unexpected sympathy for a band of protesters—those out to defend hunting

“From a jockey and a polo player to an auctioneer, they came from all walks of life.”
DAILY MAIL, on the eight hunt protesters who burst into the Commons chamber

“The invasion of Iraq was not in conformity with the UN charter. From our point of view, it was illegal.”
KOFI ANNAN, UN secretary general in an interview last week

“After the regional elections last week the Social Democratic Party is back from the deepest abyss. We have finally turned the corner.”
FRANZ MUNTEFERING, German SPD chairman after the party’s worst results in its 140-year history

“He said he’d gotten an early honourable discharge from the US National Guard. His daddy had a good friend. Then we started talking about the Vietnam War. He was all for fighting it.”
YOSHI TSURUMI, Harvard Business School lecturer recalls his conversations with George Bush in the 1970s about going to Vietnam

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Sat 25 Sep 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1920
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