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Issue No. 1700

Things they say

"GOVERNMENT proposals to raise the age at which people can retire on tax-approved private pensions from 50 years to 55 years old would weaken a major motive for saving-to escape wage slavery."


"THE Socialist Workers Party is always there when I visit London. These people amaze me because they're always available any time of the day and night for a demonstration. It's extraordinary. I wish NATO's rapid reaction core was as available and could mobilise as quickly."

  • NATO press secretary JAMES SHEA

"WHATEVER happened next was beyond belief. A mob of about 60 or 70 came across the Dean's Yard shouting obscenities. It is true that they were a very well behaved mob, as mobs go."

  • Headmaster of elite fee-paying Westminster School TRISTAM JONES-PARRY after he banned his entire sixth form from the school after a drunken riot

"I THINK that at the [1997] election people did feel 'this Tony Blair is our guy-we like him'. There is not so much of that around now."

  • Former Labour Party general secretary TOM SAWYER

"A SYSTEM more suited to the Spanish Inquisition must give way to something that more readily meets the needs of this century."

  • New president of the National Association of Head Teachers MICK BROOKES attacks hated privatised schools inspectorate Ofsted

"OUR HONOUR is called loyalty."

  • ERNEST WINDHOLTZ, boss of the far right Freedom Party in Lower Austria, repeats a Nazi SS motto

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Sat 10 Jun 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1700
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