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Issue No. 2300

‘This is the premise on which members of the Occupy Whatever You Like movement take over public parks and interrupt businesses’
The Daily Mail’s Thomas Fleming compares the “civil disobedience” of Norwegian fascist Anders Breivik to the Occupy movement

‘Not a conservative, actually’
Actor Helena Bonham Carter describes David Cameron

‘No idea about politics’
Bonham Carter describes herself

‘Big society bullshit’
Chef Jamie Oliver on academies escaping nutrition guidelines on school meals

‘It is about high volumes of pupils and turning a profit’
Lynda Mitchell of the Local Authority Caterers’ Association, on academies

‘We trust schools to act in the best interests of their pupils’
The Department for Education responds

‘Mary Beard should be kept away from cameras altogether’
TV critic AA Gill shows off his sexism

‘They have huge advantages—limitless space, the rule of a benevolent dictator, oil revenues to invest in infrastructure, practically no planning limitations’
Tory MP Mark Garnier waxes lyrical about the United Arab Emirates

‘2012, I think, will undoubtedly be challenging’
Justice secretary Ken Clarke after the government announced more cuts

‘A clear and present danger to stability’
Treasury secretary Danny Alexander—on the deficit, not the Tories


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Tue 24 Apr 2012, 16:25 BST
Issue No. 2300
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