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Issue No. 1948

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“For Britain’s Labour Party there are few more loyal strongholds than Bethnal Green & Bow in London’s East End. But this time the party’s candidate is in trouble, and the reason is simple — the war.”
Washington Post

“So Cherie Blair wants to give George Galloway a ‘bloody nose’. Hasn’t enough blood been spilt for the Blairs’ satisfaction?”
Richard Pitts, London Evening Standard

“Galloway back to face Blair in the Commons. We’d pay money to see that.”
Daily Mail

“Ms [Oona] King has been consistent and principled.”
The Times. The voice of the establishment gives over a whole editorial to try to stop a Respect breakthrough

“The suggestion from George Galloway that postal votes should be counted and stored separately is a good one. If it is followed, it will ensure that any wrongdoing can be traced far more easily.”
Mail on Sunday editorial

“Anti-war party Respect has urged voters to punish Tony Blair at the polls for the invasion of Iraq.”
Paddy O’Keeffe, launching his election campaign for the marginal seat of Hove and Portslade. From the Brighton Argus

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Sat 23 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1948
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