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Issue No. 2275

‘I can’t answer that question because I don’t know what happened.’

Former executive chairman of News International Les Hinton once again denied knowledge of a cover-up over phone hacking this week


‘When I find out what I did, I might be able to remember having done it.’

One of the more bizarre responses from Les Hinton to the culture committee on Monday of this week


‘I did have a lot of other things to do.’

Les Hinton explains why he knows nothing


‘I would expect British companies, even British sales directors, [to be] packing their suitcases and looking to get out to Libya.’

New defence secretary Philip Hammond sees opportunities for business in a post-Gaddafi Libya


‘I just wanted to write to Your Excellency to say how heartened I am by the breadth of these developments.’

A letter from Prince Charles to Colonel Gaddafi in 2007, praising his work with Christians, Aids victims and the British Council


‘United as never before.’

Tory education secretary Michael Gove’s odd take on the state of the Tories—the day after 81 Tory MPs rebelled in a vote on a referendum on Europe


‘They don’t assist the broader Labour movement in achieving any of its objectives…Instead of Labour MPs tabling early day motions supporting Occupy LSX, they should be tabling motions condemning them.’

The Telegraph’s Blairite blogger Dan Hodges bemoans the Occupy London camp


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Who Says?
Tue 25 Oct 2011, 17:45 BST
Issue No. 2275
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