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Quotes of the week

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Issue 2379

‘I am mortified by this mistake’

Millionaire Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi when asked why he is paying the heating bills for his horses’ stables out of expenses

‘Outrageous claims’

The same Zahawi, recently made an advisor to David Cameron, on benefit claimants

‘Judicial second guessing’

London mayor Boris Johnson on the dangers of punishing marines for murder

‘They execute whole families in drone strikes’

Johnson thinks the US has a healthier attitude to murders by the armed forces

‘Perhaps the guillotine might be better’

Swindon Tory councillor—and former deputy mayor—Owen Lister doesn’t want to waste cash on care for disabled kids

‘I just wanted to learn like anybody else’

College student and asylum seeker Yonas Kebede, whose flying lessons inspired a media hate campaign last week

‘All they have done is help third parties profit’

Mario Sepúlveda, one of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile in 2010 who are now in a row over the movie rights

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