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'If you shut down our parliament, we shut down the streets': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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If you shut down our parliament, we shut down the streets.

The chant of protesters in London who took to the streets over the suspension of the UK parliament, a move that has sparked outrage.

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You will not fuck with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend. Fuck off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you little gang of masturbatory prefects.

Actor Hugh Grant was also outraged, and used some choice words to express that.

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No deal is the best deal, it’s the only acceptable deal.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on the possibility of the United Kingdom crashing out of the EU.

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People with disabilities aren’t really considered all that important at times [...] If you said that a person had to give 24 hours’ notice to access public transport because of the colour of their skin or their religion, the country would shut down.

Disability activist Bernard Mulvany on his new campaign to call attention to the lack of accessibility on public transport.

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If we’d acted 20 or 30 years ago, much less radical action might have been possible, but having delayed now for as long as we’ve delayed means much more severe, more radical action has to be contemplated.

DCU Professor Barry McMullin on the efforts to bring climate change under control.

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Justice has never been served in this case.

Courtney Wild (right), who has said she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein in Florida at 14. 16 women who say they were abused expressed anger at a hearing in New York, labeling the deceased billionaire a “coward” and a “manipulator.

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This is not like a factory in Dublin that you close the door and life goes on. This is way bigger than that. This is a community. The community is the bog and ESB.

Paddy Phelan, a fitter with Bord na Móna, on concerns for the future of working on the bogs.

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