They said it . . .

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

“ I would like to see cool heads and a bit of calm re­flec­tion about how to deal with this prob­lem rather than end­lessly buck-pass­ing and name-call­ing. It starts to be­come a mat­ter of na­tional con­cern if a great UK com­pany is be­ing con­tin­u­ally beaten up on the in­ter­na­tional air­waves” - London Mayor Boris John­son, on the BP oil cri­sis. “ There is grow­ing con­cern that the Pres­i­dent’s an­gry rhetoric is go­ing over the top and risks di­vid­ing the United States and the United King­dom” - Tory MP and for­mer For­eign Sec­re­tary Sir Mal­colm rifkind on the same sub­ject.

“ A walk­ing Smirnoff pro­cess­ing plant”

- Newly-un­earthed and unattributed de­scrip­tion of Boris Yeltsin, the late for­mer rus­sian leader.

“ Ex­tra­or­di­nary postim­pe­rial ar­ro­gance”

- Lord Law­son, the for­mer Tory Chan­cel­lor, on the Govern­ment’s call to de­vel­op­ing coun­tries to cut car­bon emis­sions.

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