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Issue No. 2274

‘There is everything to fear from wrongful identification, or the acquisition of our identity for fraudulent purposes’

Tory Oliver Letwin in 2002. Now David Cameron’s chief policy adviser, he was found chucking out sensitive documents in park bins last week


‘Most of the business Mr Letwin does in the park is constituency based’

A Number 10 spokesperson defends Letwin’s bin antics


‘Myself and a lot of others think the government should explain itself’

Tory MP Christopher Chope complaining that MPs’ pension contributions could rise—as his government imposes drastic increases on public sector workers


‘Nuclear can be a vital and affordable means of providing low-carbon electricity’

Lib Dem energy secretary Chris Huhne last week


‘Nuclear is a tried, tested and failed technology’

Huhne in 2007—before he was in a coalition government with the Tories


‘The goody-goody benefits system we have in this country has made it a bit too cushy for people’

Labour peer Alan Sugar, who has a personal wealth of £770 million


‘Facts that could be described as sexual assault have been recognised’

A Paris prosecutors’ office spokesperson on Dominique Strauss-Kahn—but he won’t face charges for assaulting author Tristane Banon


‘Unconvicted sex attacker’

Banon’s barrister David Koubbi describes Strauss-Kahn


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Tue 18 Oct 2011, 18:59 BST
Issue No. 2274
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