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Daily View 2×2: 4 February 2010

Good morning, on this misty day which in history saw three awful earthquakes – in Haicheng, Guatemala and Afghanistan.

This day is a birthday to American civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks (pictured) as well as to the American vice-president famously unable to spell “potato”, Dan Quayle.

Deaths on the 4th February include Liberace and American novelist novellist writer Patricia Highsmith, who wrote Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr Ripley, and – according to Wikipedia at least – the first lesbian novel with a happy ending.

Today is also Facebook’s 6th birthday. How many other 6 year-olds earned $300m last year, had new words entered into dictionaries, and caused moral panic?

2 Big Stories

Legg Report published

Later today, Sir Thomas Legg’s report will be published on Parliament’s website. The Guardian – MPs ordered to pay back more than £1m reports:

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  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 20th Sep - 10:45pm
    @David-1 20th Sep '14 - 10:21pm And the satirical points are? :-)
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    @Glenn 20th Sep '14 - 5:42pm Sorry if you think I have twisted what you said. The view of the majority outside London is that...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 20th Sep - 10:21pm
    @JohnTilley: Many a solid constitutional proposal has begun its life as satire.
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    All this fuss about some elected MPs having votes on things that are nothing to do with their constituency. It diverts attention away from hundreds...
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    @ Caracatus. Fair point looking at the list. Isnt it possible though that a lot of Parties have in effect already decided to carry on...
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    One might as well ask why the Member for Witney should have any authority over any area larger than Witney. (This is not necessarily a...