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Issue No. 1980

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“It’s my business so why should I do it as a charity? If you asked the Hilton just to run the food and beverage side of a hotel, they would say no and in education we will say no.”
Sunny Varkey, whose Gems company runs 13 private schools and now wants to run state schools for profit, on why he rejects accepting charity status which limits profits

“You and I know what this whole war was about. It was about oil.”
Tony Booth, Tony Blair’s father in law

“If Blair is not careful he will end up like Hitler in the last days of the Reich, moving around armies that don’t exist.”
Peter Kilfoyle MP

“The average life expectancy in my constituency is 68. So enthusiasm in my area for an increase in the pension age is less than total.”
Ian Davidson, MP for South West Glasgow

“Exactly. There will be no let up in any reform.”
Gordon Brown, in response to the question “So the Brown administration will be Blairite?”

“He’s got all the qualities to be an ambassador for the Greens.”
Green Party spokesman, on reports Robin Harper MSP might accept nomination for the House of Lords

“We had thought the Greens were part of progressive political forces that want to clear away Britain’s arcane class system.”
Colin Fox, Scottish Socialist Party convenor

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Sat 10 Dec 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1980
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