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quotes-of-the-weekend

Bruce ‘The Brute’ Anderson in the Sunday Telegraph:

The Treasury is full of thin-blooded and thinner-lipped characters, faces pale from too little exposure to natural light, whose fish eyes glint behind their wire-rimmed spectacles only when someone mentions tax increases.

Terry Wogan in the Sunday Telegraph, on global warming initiatives:

Still, be of good cheer, something seems to be working. Perhaps it’s the Al Gore effect: global temperatures haven’t risen for 10 years, the ski slopes are up to their salopettes in snow all over the world, it’s even coming down all over China, and the supposedly doomed polar bears are enjoying the coldest winter in Hudson Bay for many years. Not much chance of the ice melting at -30C, with a wind-chill factor taking it to -50C.