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Issue No. 2004

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“It would appear that if Che was alive, he would be barred from his own exhibition.”
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, on being banned from the opening of the V&A’s Che Guevara exhibition

“The only two prime ministers that I can remember getting state funerals were Churchill and the Duke of Wellington. They could be seen as people who saved the country in times of dire need. It is hard to think of the Falklands as being in that category.”
Professor Richard Bellamy, an expert on the British constitution, on Tony Blair’s plans to give Margaret Thatcher a state funeral

“Land reform could lead to civil war.”
Branko Marinkovic, president of the Federation of Private Industries in the Santa Cruz province of Bolivia, warns the government of Bolivian president Evo Morales

“Staff deserve to have the choice to work longer than 48 hours a week if they want to. And UK businesses need the flexibility to ask if staff can work more hours when things are busy.”
Spokesman for the CBI bosses’ organisation, supporting the government’s decision to opt out of a European Union directive limiting the working week to 48 hours

“The foreign soldiers have brought us nothing but destruction. People are still poor and jobless, except the few who shine the foreigners’ shoes. We want them out of here now.”
Shah Mahmoud, whose cousin was shot by US troops after a supply truck ploughed into a crowd in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Who Says?
Sat 10 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2004
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