The government concentrates on the important issues
We [Britain and India] are for countries that practise what we preach, which is a message of fairness and tolerance to all human beings
- Gordon Brown
This is not simply a piece of fun – this is a problem
- Ed Balls
I think this is racism being presented as entertainment and I think it’s disgusting.
- Tessa Jowell
The only people who don’t appear to be taking it seriously are Channel 4.
- Keith Vaz
I understand concerns that there should be a debate and I will do what I can to assist
- Jack Straw
The current vulgarity is a classic example of the case against any kind of public subsidy for Channel 4
- Chris Mullin
And in a rare moment on honesty on the issue:
I have not seen this particular programme so I cannot comment on it
- Tony Blair
Is there anyone who hasn’t expressed a view yet?