William Shakespeare - Thomas Carlyle - Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Garth Crooks - Diane Abbott & Nick Ferari -
For there is figures in all things. William Shakespeare, Henry V IV vii 32, Fluellen
A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures. Thomas Carlyle
But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Michael Owen will get double figures this season – or at least 10, possibly more. Garth Crooks
Diane Abbott: What ... [Interrupted]
Nick Ferrari: Is that what you’re going to pay these policemen and women?
Diane Abbott: No, we’re talking about a process over 4 years.
Nick Ferrari: I don’t understand. What is he or she? £80m divided by 10,000 equals £8000. So I don’t, what are these police officers going to be paid?
Diane Abbott: [papers rustle] We will be paying them the average …
Nick Ferrari: Has this been thought through?
Diane Abbott: Of course it’s been thought through!
Nick Ferrari: Where are the figures?
Diane Abbott: The figures are that the, the additional cost in year One when we anticipate recruiting 250,000 policemen will be £64.3 million … LBC interview 2nd May 2017