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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 Avatarjedibeeftrix 25th Jul - 1:43pm
    Stephen - just look at France!
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    Joe Otten 25th Jul '14 - 12:59pm Stephen, on the most recent figures the UK Gini index is at its lowest for 25 years. Fair...
  • User AvatarGareth Wilson 25th Jul - 1:27pm
    @ Paul Pettinger Yes, productivity dropping is an issue, but its actually the result of companies holding onto their staff. In previous recessions companies laid...
  • User AvatarStephen Campbell 25th Jul - 1:15pm
    @Joe Otten: "The narrative that all the pie is going to the better off is a political line, written 4 years ago, without regard for...
  • User AvatarDav 25th Jul - 1:03pm
    However, if people live longer, first of all there will be many more claiming state pensions than was the case in the past, second, there...
  • User AvatarJoe Otten 25th Jul - 12:59pm
    Stephen, on the most recent figures the UK Gini index is at its lowest for 25 years. The narrative that all the pie is going...