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Cameron enjoyed apartheid while Mandela was in jail


David Cameron has said Nelson Mandela is his personal hero. But he didn’t always feel that way.

Smart contractors line up for £12 billion gas meter bonanza


Notorious security firm G4S could soon be brought into every home in Britain, thanks to a new government mega-contract.

Arise Sir Brendan—knighted for getting strikes called off


Hearty congratulations are in order this week to Sir Brendan Barber, whose lifetime of “services to employment relations” has finally been recognised by the queen.

Labour’s £1.6 million tax-free ‘gift’ leaves nasty Tory stain


Political party funding, footballer's homes and the number of golf courses in Surrey

A fantasy town for George to pretend austerity is working


Hosting the G8 summit is a double-edged sword for George Osborne.

Trust the Tories to make the most of a good terror scare


How would you feel if you found out that a load of strangers could  go rooting through all your texts, emails and instant messages without you even knowing?

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Some of this week's choice quotes

Finally someone called time on nasty Nigel’s nonsense


The most infuriating thing about Ukip’s recent success hasn’t been Nigel Farage himself, odious far right banker that he is.

You don’t have to be a genius to boycott Israel, but it helps


The smart way to boycott Israel, less smart defence spending and made up figures from IDS

Who’s going to invest in the Ministry of Made Up Quizzes?


Move over Dragon’s Den. Tory Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude’s quest to find investors for some of the civil service’s wackiest ventures could prove to be entertainment gold.

The embarrassing Nazi pals that Ukip can’t bear to dump


Ukip chiefs are terrified that its candidates in this week’s local elections are exposing the revolving door between it and the Nazi far right.

Gove pushes on in his quest to make children miserable


Not content with making school life even more of a misery with his Victorian-style curriculum, Tory education secretary Michael Gove wants to slash holidays.

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Comments from the week's news

Ghouls, monsters and losers queue for £10 million funeral


The Tories threw barrels of our cash at Maggie Thatcher’s funeral. But all the money in the world can’t buy respect. Most of the friends she’d have actually cared about died years ago.

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Quotes from this week's news

The Daily Mail: A vile paper that tells vile lies to defend a truly vile system


The Troublemaker looks at the vile Daily Mail, gold iPhones and George Osborne's parking arrangements

King-sized flats lying empty as owners bask in tax havens


Who lives in London’s most expensive apartments? One thing that’s for sure is that they don’t want you to find out.

Labour defends the Tories from benefits backlash


Last week could have been a disaster for the government’s workfare programme. It sends unemployed people to toil for free – and takes away their benefits if they refuse.

Politicians close the schools then blame the immigrants


Why Britain is suddenly short of schools and energy firms' perks and Lords lunches

Cereal firm wants its sugar to be part of your five a day


Kelloggs' interest in healthy diets, Rupert Murdoch's in Ukip and the rising sales of supercars

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