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"It shouldn't be making policy, it shouldn't have its own comms department, the head of Ofcom is paid almost half-a-million pounds." - The Conservative leader David Cameron says the Tories will streamline Ofcom if they are in power

"David Cameron has misunderstood the role of Ofcom ... Ministers make policy decisions, so exactly what potential savings the Tories are claiming is open to doubt." - Ben Bradshaw, the culture secretary, hits back at Cameron

"You're playing Russian roulette with your brand. Benetton did it for a while, and look where Benetton is now; fcuk did it for a while and look where the fcuk brand is now." - Guy Parker, the chief executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, on the long-term impact on brands that run controversial ads.

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