Quotes of the Week


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  • “It is a political conviction that I can define perfectly well as incredible and intolerable”
    -Former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi in a phone call to his Italia 1 private network, as reported in the Independent, after being sentenced to a year in jail for tax fraud – 26th October 2012
  •  “The good news is going to keep coming”
    -PM David Cameron on the fact that the UK is out of recession, which was headline news in its own right. Cameron stole the show, however, as he was accused of ‘jumping the gun’ in the Guardian by leaking highly sensitive market data on the improving economy in order to score a political point in Prime Minister’s Questions – 25th October 2012


  • “Since the decision was taken to shelve our story, I’ve not been happy with the public statements made by the BBC. I think they’re very misleading.”
    -Newsnight reporter Liz MacKean in the i, on her story on Jimmy Savile’s sexual allegations which was shelved by Newsnight editor Peter Rippon, investigated by BBC’s Panorama – 22nd October 2012


  • “The future of the country’s energy supply, and the balance between protecting the consumer and helping the environment, has been the subject of a prolonged Whitehall stand-off…No political person at No 10 understands energy policy.”
    -Rachel Sylvester in a Times opinion piece, on last week’s energy policy debacle and how government policy and media scrutiny priorities are wrong- 23rd October 2012




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