"Squeeze practically any Tory, Blairite, and any Lib Dem of the Orange Book persuasion, and it’s the same poisonous Thatcherite pus that comes oozing out of all of them"
— The late Iain Banks, The Guardian, 15th Jun ‘12
So the long-term unemployed will soon have to turn up to job centres every day. I guess Job Centre Plus will be recruiting more staff then.
"We pulled every dirty trick in the book; we made it look like it was general, universal and eternal, when it was in reality scattered, here and there,and no great problem."
— Derek Jameson, former editor of The Daily Express and Daily Star, on press coverage of union power and the 1978-79 ‘Winter of discontent’
"Our involvement in Iraq, for want of a better word, radicalised a whole generation of young people, some of them British citizens who saw our involvement in Iraq, on top of our involvement in Afghanistan, as being an attack on Islam… [correcting herself] not a whole generation, a few among a generation"
— Eliza Manningham-Buller, Director General MI5 2002-07, at the Chilcot inquiry, 2010