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Nigel Farage on #PhoneFarage says he “hates drugs” and has “never” taken them.

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Another Lobby hack gives up. Ben Brogan today:

“At a time when day-to-day political life is exceptionally dull, lets all hope that the debate spices up politics.”

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Labour’s Jon Ashworth MP ahead of tonight’s debate between Nick and Nigel:

“This is a lightweight battle between two men who will never be Prime Minister. It is only happening because Nick Clegg needs Nigel Farage, and Nigel Farage needs Nick Clegg.”

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When asked at a recent event how scared investors should be of Ed Miliband, according to this week’s Investors Chronicle James Clunie of Jupiter Asset Management replied:

“Very scared – on a scale of one to 10; eight or nine.”

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At the hacking trial, former NotW royal editor Clive Goodman seems confused when asked about footballer Titus Bramble, who appeared in Glenn Mulcaire’s notebook:

“It think he was formerly the Duchess of Cornwall personal protection officer”

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Nigel Farage says:

“This is somebody using Parliamentary privilege to say something that they would be very nervous about saying in public. This particular line is something that she and others have been pushing since 2006. The answer is exactly the same as it has always been — it isn’t true, it is malicious gossip. Nikki Sinclaire wanted to be the leader of UKIP and will say anything that can be seen to damage me. Nothing she says surprises me in any way at all, she is capable of almost anything.”

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LibDem Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael:

“Chris Huhne was the man who had put the ‘t’ into ‘Cancun’.”

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Questioned by police about one of the sex offences allegations he faces, Nigel Evans told them:

“I misread the signals.”

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The court hears Max Clifford told a 19 year old model at a film audition in his office:

“Look at my penis. Isn’t it tiny? What can I do with this?”[…]

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Rufus Hound, in 2012:

“A lot of people here seem to be making the case that tax avoidance’s morally wrong. In which case vote to change it! I do.”[…]

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Harriet Harman on her work at a group that affiliated with the Paedophile Information Exchange:

“I stand by what I was doing at NCCL”[…]

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Over in Berkshire Prince William approaches journalists from the Guardian and says:

“Why don’t you put your notebook down and give us a hand with the sandbags?”[…]

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Brandon Lewis slaps down Hilary Benn for pushing a story on departmental spending that turned out to be BS:

“The right hon. Member may wish to encourage his researchers and/or the Labour party to take up an Excel training course from Parliamentary ICT Training to avoid future mistakes and spurious claims.”[…]

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EU Commission vice president Viviane Reding speaking in London:

“The most powerful parliament in Europe is the European Parliament. Seventy per cent of laws in this country are co-decided there. There will be no repatriation of EU powers.”[…]

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Former Blair spinner John McTernan on the Environment Agency:

“When I was in No 10 they were one of many government agencies who hired lobbyists to lobby us.”[…]

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Helen Grant, the sports minister who got five sports questions wrong on telly, at the Culture, Media and Sport select committee today:

“I hadn’t even heard of those sports.”[…]

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David Cowling, the BBC’s head of political research, in an internal memo…

“It seems to me that the London bubble has to burst if there is to be any prospect of addressing the issues that have brought us to our current situation. There are many millions of people in the UK who do not enthuse about diversity and do not embrace metropolitan values yet do not consider themselves lesser human beings for all that. Until their values and opinions are acknowledged and respected, rather than ignored and despised, our present discord will persist. Because these discontents run very wide and very deep and the metropolitan political class, confronted by them, seems completely bewildered and at a loss about how to respond (“who are these ghastly people and where do they come from?” doesn’t really hack it). The 2016 EU referendum has witnessed the cashing in of some very bitter bankable grudges but I believe that, throughout this 2016 campaign, Europe has been the shadow not the substance.”

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