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Issue No. 2291

‘Long live Sarkozy!’
What infant school children were forced to chant last week when French president Nicolas Sarkozy visited their school

‘If same-sex marriage is legalised, schools will be forced to teach children the new definition of marriage’
Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey argues against equal rights for LGBT people

‘Spot the stallions from the mares’
A bigoted TV advert from bookmaker Paddy Power asks viewers to identify transgendered women

‘A momentous new dawn’
Sun journalists describing the launch of the Sun on Sunday. Let’s hope they were being sarcastic

‘I think it’s good that I have the drive and willpower to get up and do something in the morning’
Petra Ecclestone, billionaire daughter of Formula 1 tycoon Bernie, pats herself on the back for working when she doesn’t need the money

‘The audience for this edition of The One Show would have expected Jeremy Clarkson to make potentially controversial or offensive statements’
Christopher Woolard, director of Ofcom, on Jeremy Clarkson’s comment that striking public sector workers should be shot. Ofcom cleared The One Show of breaching any broadcasting regulations

‘Hang a banker a week until the others improve’
Labour’s candidate for London mayor Ken Livingstone picks up on public fury while talking to bosses last week

Continual demonisation of the industry is unhelpful’
British Bankers’ Association boss Angela Knight responds


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Tue 21 Feb 2012, 18:24 GMT
Issue No. 2291
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