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Issue No. 1946

“I don’t feel good. I haven’t heard any enthusiasm on any of the doorsteps.”
Labour MP, quoted in the Financial Times on Tuesday

“Privately, Ms King’s campaigners acknowledge that she will probably pay a price at the ballot box for her support for the war.”
The Guardian, on Oona King’s chances against George Galloway in Bethnal Green & Bow

“Building a principled but popular alternative to the sad decline of New Labour is a tall order. But to do otherwise means giving up on the belief that something better is possible.”
Neal Lawson, chair of Compass, a “democratic left pressure group”, writing in the Guardian last week

“I’m a great admirer of George Galloway, and I hope Respect, his party, does very well.”
Harold Pinter, playwright and anti-war activist interviewed in the Sunday TImes

“The Scottish Socialist Party: they’re not in it for themselves like most politicians. Our country is one of the worst in the world for differences between rich and poor.”
Young Glaswegian woman, asked by the New Statesman magazine about how she might vote in the forthcoming general election

“Long live Chavez, long live the revolution.”
Diego Maradona, speaking to the press on a recent trip to Venezuela. The legendary footballer also showed off his Che Guevara shoulder tattoo

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Sat 9 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1946
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