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"Who am I to question our government's policies? I'll tell you who I am! I'm Bernard A. Nesbitt, who reads the 'Times,' the 'Wall Street Journal,' the 'Post,' 'Newsweek,' 'Time,' 'Business Week,' 'U.S.News & World Report,' 'Look,' 'Life,' and 'Saturday Evening Post.' That's who I am!"
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'Remember the NHS ethos; if it ain't broke, break it. Then make sure it can't be mended.'
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'Apart from reform things, what do you do?'
"It's always the same, the government has policies, the opposition answers and we're left with the problems."
Government admits failure on child poverty reduction.
'It makes them more acceptable now that they are part of government policy.'
'It's a letter from the government explaining their need for keeping a lid on social security - and a sample of appetite suppressants.'
"The government's education policy is predicated on the desire to give choice to parents..."
"I liked it better when it was 'don't ask, don't tell the New York Times'."
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"The government is currently accessing an alternative resource distribution scenario..."
'Someone today leaked information to the media about the governement's new 'no leak' policy.'
"The new government is determined to act decisively on the 'pensions crisis'."
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'All these changes - why can't everything stay the same!?'
"The government realises that there has been some confusion about retirement ages..."
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"IF the government keeps attack rich tax dodgers I've a good mind to move abroad and not pay my taxes somewhere else!"
"The economy is in the toilet but in truth there's really bugger all that politicians like me can do about it!"
"Minister, many people would like to know the difference between 'budget cuts' and 'efficiency savings'."
"So apart from 'keeping our f****g noses out of the NHS and stopping using it as a sodding political football' is there anything else we might do to secure your vote?"
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"People are always saying that government interventions are just a set of poorly thought our Gimmicks."
"Behavioural insights, eh? Say no more!"
Government commits to making energy bill simpler.
'They're a new set of Government targets, benefit claimants!'
"I'd be an irresponsible parent to let them out."
"Raising the debt ceiling is a ponzi scheme!"
'The Big Society is ALL about people like you volunteering to share the Council's workload...we thought you could start with children's services...'