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Issue No. 1974

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“My bet is that 20 year olds will be working beyond 60.”
Trade and industry secretary Alan Johnson, on the pensions deal agreed with the TUC

“Our research shows that most managers expect everyone to be retiring later within ten years — except themselves.”
Dianah Worman of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, reporting on a survey of 2,600 managers

“Less than 26 years of age, more likely to want a job, more likely to have been looking for work in the last four weeks and less likely to have money for basic needs.”
Ministry of Defence survey, profiling the average member of the Iraqi resistance

“There will be some level of insurgency, I’m quite sure, for quite some time to come.”
US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, outlining the US’s Iraq strategy

“He didn’t seem too happy. He didn’t know why he was there. He didn’t totally understand why he was over there.”
Dillon Sullivan, childhood friend of Lance Corporal Norman W Anderson III, who was killed in Iraq last week

“I would say that we have courted disaster, in Iraq, in North Korea, in Iran, generally with regard to domestic crises... What I saw was a cabal between Cheney and Rumsfeld on critical issues.”
Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to US secretary of state Colin Powell

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Sat 29 Oct 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1974
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