‘You can hear all those whispering voices saying “play it safe if you want to win a majority” and “don’t rub too many people up the wrong way” and say “No, that is not us”’
David Cameron’s “fightback” speech following the Tories’ disastrous week
‘Police officers close ranks and the member of the public is disbelieved’
Former cop and Lib Dem candidate for mayor of London Brian Paddick on why abuse by police officers often goes unnoticed
‘Justified and in the public interest’
John Ryley, head of Sky News, justifies hacking into emails at the broadcaster.
‘Forceful and remorseless’
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg on how the Lib Dems will be from now on…
‘I am much more forceful this year’
‘I want us to stop apologising for being in government, stop apologising for the difficult things we are having to do’
Clegg acknowledges the animosity towards Lib Dems
‘Hopes that manufacturing could help to drive a strong and sustained recovery in the economy are rapidly fading’
Capital Economics economist Samuel Tombs
ATL union general secretary Mary Bousted is the latest to lay into parents, blaming them for raising selfish children.
‘If the French can do it, why can’t we?’
Daily Mail editorial on French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s immediate expulsion of “extremists”.