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Issue No. 2289

‘Preventive war can be a lesser evil than a policy of appeasement… It feels like the eve of some creative destruction’

Right wing historian Niall Ferguson calls on Israel to launch “a new Six Day War” against Iran

‘There’s always a danger that people will resent privileged treatment for Olympic sponsors, but what I would say is that sponsors are paying 700 million quid’

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt on the Olympics

‘Should those protesters wish to do anything that interferes with the enjoyment of other people, then the police will crack down very hard’

Jeremy Hunt on what those sponsors get for their dosh

‘It is excessive and inconsistent with fundamental principles’

Lawyer Ed Fitzgerald on the six and a half year detention without trial of Abu Qatada

‘I think I was right to say: Look, I’ve lost the leadership election’

David Miliband slowly comes to terms with reality

‘He is being far too populist at bashing banks and bonuses. There’s no need for it. There’s not a general election for another three years’

Entrepreneur and Tory donor Hugh Osmond gives his thoughts on Cameron

‘There is a feeling amongst Conservatives here that he is overindulging the Liberal Democrats’

Northampton Tory Michael Orton-Jones is less than impressed with the PM

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Tue 7 Feb 2012, 18:06 GMT
Issue No. 2289
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