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HEARD IN PASSING
August 1, 2014   
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“It’s the same thing as not allowing women into the men’s bathroom. Where’s the crime in banning blacks from bathrooms for white people?”
—Janusz Korwin-Mikke, leader of Poland’s radical Congress of the New Right party and a member of the European Parliament, on apartheid

“In Poland, the foreign minister has one boss [the prime minister] and six deputies, while in the EU there are 28 bosses [the prime ministers of all member states] and one deputy—and the foreign minister has no say as to who that is.”
—Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, said to be in the running for the job of European Union foreign policy chief, on the differences between that role and his current post

“I represent mighty Russia and I do not talk to just anyone.”
—Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Federation’s permanent representative to the United Nations, addressing the prime minister of Qatar, who complained when Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria
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