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Issue No. 2290

‘It is important that we do not jump to conclusions. Nobody has been charged with any offence, still less tried or convicted’

The Sun’s assistant editor Trevor Kavanagh in a touching appeal for due process. Five senior Sun journalists were arrested over phone hacking last weekend


‘The overwhelming odds are that these guys were put inside for good reason, whatever sob stories their lawyers are peddling on their behalf’

Trevor Kavanagh in a less forgiving mood in 2007. He was attacking moves to free five British residents from illegal incarceration in Guantanamo Bay


‘Shaker Aamer’s ordeal has one unique feature: he is the only prisoner to have described a UK intelligence agent being present while he was beaten’

Human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce on why one of the five residents, Shaker Aamer, is still being held in Guantanamo ten years on


‘I happen to think that if people work hard and do a good job they shouldn’t be hounded out of their rewards’

Stephen Hester, boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, is still bitter about not getting his £1 million bonus


‘I keep hearing that class no longer exists but the difference between the top and the bottom today is greater than when I started down the pit in 1948. By a mile’

Labour MP Dennis Skinner, who turned 80 this week


‘When you work for the Sun you accept you don’t have many friends’

Anonymous Sun journalist


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Tue 14 Feb 2012, 17:36 GMT
Issue No. 2290
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