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Issue No. 2273

‘Mr Werritty is not an employee of the MoD and has therefore not travelled with me on any official overseas visits’

Tory defence secretary Liam Fox on 13 September

‘I have met Mr Werritty on the margins of trips... on a total of 18 occasions’

Liam Fox on 10 October

‘Trying to compare the economic depression of the 1930s to the recession of the last few years is all in very bad taste’

Emma Carr, director of the Tory right’s Young Britons Foundation

‘Businesses’ hiring intentions point to more job losses ahead’

Peter Hemington, of accountancy firm BDO

‘It was a tiny, tiny section of the conference that did a kind of groan at the mention of Tony Blair’s name and I think they were wrong to do that’

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman plays down Labour conference’s jeers at Blair

By day they have talked of cuts. By night... lagoons of alcohol have been consumed’

Daily Mail columnist Quentin Letts on his experiences at the party conferences

‘If I were PM I’d bloody re-style all those women. I mean, the female cabinet—what an ugly bunch’

BBC presenter Mary Portas attacks Cameron’s cabinet for all the wrong reasons

‘Broad-based frustration’

US president Barack Obama admits that widespread discontent is driving the Occupy Wall Street protests


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Who Says?
Tue 11 Oct 2011, 18:47 BST
Issue No. 2273
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