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Issue No. 1962

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders


“The Palestinians are the pikeys of the Middle East. If they must have a homeland give them part of Saudi Arabia, because the Egyptians, the Syrians, the Jordanians and the Lebanese don’t want them either.”
Richard Littlejohn, writing in the Sun

“It’s quite clear that we’ve got massive amounts of taxpayer money funnelled into Iraq, with very little oversight and a substantial amount of waste and abuse.”
Byron Dorgan, US Democratic senator

“There is a certain form of person who is a danger to society… It is pure common sense. It is not racial, it is not religions.”
Ann Widdecombe, defending racial profiling in stop and search

“We should not waste time searching old white ladies”
Chief Constable Ian Johnston, of the British Transport Police

“Who’s to say that the elderly little lady pushing her pram along doesn’t have something ticking away inside it?”
Abdullah Allah, of the Metropolitan Police Authority

“There is no doubt the insurgency will rise in and around Fallujah over the next few months as a lot of political developments take place… the city is still dangerous. I still have to wear my helmet.”
Colonel Mark Gurangus, US Marine commander in Iraq


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Sat 6 Aug 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1962
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