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Quotes of the week

"Imagine being given a class of more than 30 children that you couldn't communicate with." - Glasgow primary teacher Jane Rowe, at the EIS conference, on being left to cope with a class of 33 pupils, none of whom could speak English

"What do you want me to say? That he's a negligent father? Well, he's not." - Plough landlord Steve Hollings defended the prime minister who left his eight-year-old daughter behind in the pub after Sunday lunch.

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