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Issue No. 2283

‘Tinned goods and small calibre weapons’

UBS economist Larry Hatheway’s investment tips to prepare for a eurozone collapse

‘That was embarrassing’

Barclays bank boss Bob Diamond on reports an investment banker racked up a £44,000 wine bill at a restaurant

‘Young children who are poor ought to learn how to go to work. It would be great if inner-city schools and poor neighbourhood schools actually hired the children to do things’

Newt Gingrich, one of the Republican candidates for US president

‘I could certainly see us saying, “Yeah, makes sense”’

US ambassador in Kabul Ryan Crocker on whether US combat troops could stay in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline to withdraw

‘There is no threat to the coalition’

Treasury secretary Danny Alexander on the row over Europe

‘Bad for Britain’

Nick Clegg on Cameron’s refusal to sign the European pact

‘Full-bladder technique’

What David Cameron used during EU talks last week to achieve “maximum focus”. He got the idea from Enoch Powell

‘Little progress is likely’

The Standard Chartered bank on prospects for economic recovery

‘Private sector employment is falling in most regions’

Conclusion of a survey of purchasing managers by Lloyds TSB—which contradicts the theory that the private sector will absorb public sector job cuts

‘This whole coalition thing, we’ve just been sold a pup’

Jenny Tonge, Liberal Democrat peer

‘The English right wing under the pressure of a financial lobby has shown

that it is the most stupid in the world’

Jean-Pierre Jouyet, head of France’s AMF financial regulatory authority


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Who Says?
Tue 13 Dec 2011, 17:13 GMT
Issue No. 2283
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