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Quotes of the week

Issue No. 2299

‘This completely understandable mistake amounts to racially stereotyping black people as criminals and this will be portrayed by some of our critics as deliberate police racism of the “racial hatred” variety’

A secret report by the Metropolitan Police in 2004 warns—very gently—against officers assuming that all the black people they stop are criminals

‘I will watch out for Igglepiggle and see if you are right’

Tory mayor Boris Johnson on claims that David Cameron resembles a children’s TV character

‘The removal of the trees would result in higher ambient noise levels. The trees also improve air quality’

Lib Dem MP John Thurso complaining about plans to remove 12 fig trees from parliamentary buildings. Their maintenance costs £32,500 a year

‘When you are in coalition, it is not always easy to have a very clear narrative and sometimes out of that comes some incoherence’

Tory Lady Warsi on the state of the government

‘The quality of police interactions all depend upon their capacity to better understand their own minds’

Dr Jonathan Rowson says the problem with cops is they don’t have enough time to think

‘If the people of Scotland choose to vote for SNP councillors, that is their choice’

Scottish Labour’s leader Johann Lamont isn’t optimistic

‘Lib Doom’

The tabloids on predictions that the Lib Dems will have only seven seats after a general election

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Who Says?
Tue 17 Apr 2012, 17:51 BST
Issue No. 2299
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