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Issue No. 2005

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders


“We’ve been here so many times – the capture of Saddam, the transfer of sovereignty, the new government – all marked by euphoria, talk of tipping points, and then dismay as Iraq continues to spiral into oblivion.”
Dale Davis, a former US intelligence officer, on the killing of Al Qaida’s Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq

“I’ve watched the last two Labour Party conferences, and it seems to me that trade unions have an agenda not to promote some of the policy issues, but merely to defeat the government.”
Former T&G union leader Sir Bill Morris, calls for trade union influence on the Labour Party to be curbed

“People in the UK have the longest working hours in Europe. Employees are more autocratically managed and are more insecure.”
Stress expert Professor Cary Cooper, on work in Britain

“We live in the fifth richest country in the world and yet 20 percent of people live below the poverty line – 3.4 million of them children.”
Fran Beckett, chief executive officer of the Church Urban Fund, on poverty in Britain

“It was not a gratutious insult but an expression of censure provoked by the controversial actions of the offended party.”
Italian court judgement, regarding a case against a journalist who called the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi a “buffoon” and a “clown”


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Who Says?
Sat 17 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2005
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