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Issue No. 2271

‘Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the UN’

Barack Obama on Palestine. Unfortunately he was using this as a way of trying to force Palestinians to ‘negotiate’ with Israel

‘What docility! This is like a North Korean conference’

Nick Clegg after another easy question at Lib Dem conference

‘It’s going to be a great show. The rich have gotten richer this year as they have the past few years. And there’s lots of product to choose from’

Superyacht salesman Mark Elliott at the Monaco Yacht Show this week

‘I go to bed and dream of another recession. If the market crashes and you know what to do—there’s money to be made’

Alessio Rastani, a trader on the New York Stock Exchange, tells it like it is—for him

‘Investors know the stock market is toast’

Alessio Rastani. His comments left BBC interviewers open-mouthed

‘They will be called the “lost generation” in that their careers would not be the same way if we had avoided this economic disaster’

Richard Freeman, a Harvard University economist on new data showing the impact of the recession on the job prospects for young people

‘The markets are blackmailing us and the circumstances are humiliating us’

Evangelos Venizelos, Greek finance minister, telling parliament that austerity measures will continue in order to appease the financial markets

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Who Says?
Tue 27 Sep 2011, 19:00 BST
Issue No. 2271
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