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Issue No. 2282

‘An institution that confuses active citizens with criminals and equates Al Qaida with efforts to reimagine the City is an institution in grave danger of losing its way’
Statement by Occupy London after police briefed against them in a “terrorism update”.

‘One of the main issues will be public order, or rather public disorder, and we will be looking at that in some detail’
Former Scotland Yard commissioner Lord Stevens predicts trouble ahead.

‘The prime minister has always said if there is a major treaty change that we would have a referendum’
Top Tory Iain Duncan Smith calls for a poll on Europe—and adds to Cameron’s woes.

‘Make a little sacrifice on their free TV licence or their free bus passes’
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg on how he plans to remove benefits from “richer” pensioners.

‘No one, government or local authorities, really knows what is going on’
Margaret Hodge MP on the murky world of private care homes.

What democracy protesters shouted in Russia as they took to the streets this week.

‘I’m sure if it had been a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he’d be more in favour of it’
Alan Moore, author of V For Vendetta, replies to fellow comics writer Frank Miller’s obnoxious attack on the Occupy movement.

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Tue 6 Dec 2011, 17:55 GMT
Issue No. 2282
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