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Issue No. 1977

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“One of the reasons Ray didn’t get the job was because Tony Blair backed him.”
Union official, on Labour’s national executive committee voting to reject Ray Collins as the party’s new general secretary

“Some MPs, who are not modern Labour, are now in the simple everyday habit of rebelling. A number of them should, had they any real integrity, have stood as candidates in 2005 for George Galloway’s Respect Party.”
Pro-war columnist David Aaronovitch, who 18 months ago said Respect wouldn’t last year

“I do wish they would pull the troops out.”
Anna Aston, whose husband was killed in Iraq in 2003 and who was featured with her daughter Paygan in the adverts for this year’s poppy appeal

“Despite the huge difference in historic rhetoric on the key issues of climate change and the control of hazardous chemicals, the actual negotiating position of the prime minister becomes daily less discernible from that of George Bush.”
Andrew Lee of the World Wildlife Fund UK

“Mr Sarkozy came under a vicious verbal assault from youngsters on Saturday night. He was forced to listen to chants of ‘Sarkozy resign!’, ‘Liberté, egalité, fraternité—but not in council estates’, and insults directed at his mother.”
Daily Telegraph, on an embarrassing event for France’s interior minister

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Sat 19 Nov 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1977
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