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Issue No. 2388

‘Emphasised the excellence of the UK’s security industry’

Giles Paxman, then Britain’s ambassador to Mexico, recommending a GT200 gun doubling as a drugs detector


‘A useless lump of plastic’

Whitehall report on Paxman’s recommended device that cost £1.82 to make but sold for £15,000—and didn’t work


‘A historic mission’ to help people ‘break free’

Iain Duncan Smith comparing his welfare attacks to the struggle to end slavery


‘More concerned with moral crusades than the imperatives of the fiscal crisis’

Chancellor George Osborne isn’t impressed


‘We did not develop this medicine for Indians…we developed it for Western patients who can afford it’

Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers said that his company’s drug isn’t for poor people

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Who Says?
Tue 28 Jan 2014, 18:48 GMT
Issue No. 2388
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