Socialist Worker

Who says?

Issue No. 2284

‘I don’t believe in the monarchy. I’m not a servant of the crown or the empire’

Writer Claire Tomalin on why she refused a CBE for services to literature two years ago. The Times newspaper revealed a list of around 300 people who have turned down honours


‘I like the name “Michael Frayn”. It’s a nice little name to run around with’

Author and playwright Michael Frayn, who turned down a knighthood this year


‘We are not very optimistic that growth will be significant’

A spokesperson for the British Retail Consortium spells out prospects for Britain’s economy this year


‘Should we go rather for “managed decline”?’

Sir Geoffrey Howe, then chancellor in Margaret Thatcher’s government, recommends leaving Liverpool to rot after the riots there in 1981


‘No man, not even an undercover police officer, should be expected to go eight years without a little light legover’

Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn’s disgusting views on undercover cops who con women protesters into starting relationships with them


‘They risk bringing [the honours system] into disrepute’

Sir Christopher Kelly, chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, on honours for Tory donors. Does he think they should be reserved for people like him?


‘It now looks as though 2012 will be the year when the euro starts to break up’

Economic forecasters at the Centre For Economics and Business Research don’t see much future for the single currency


Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Who Says?
Tue 3 Jan 2012, 18:15 GMT
Issue No. 2284
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.