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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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    Peter Tyzack .The national house builders have been land banking for years they will not proceed until they believe they will make a significant profit...
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    Peter, I believe it's worse than that. There is a shortage of bricks for bricklayers to lay. David Blake Tim was on the 10 o...
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    Yes Denis (Loretto) 100% correct, but can you see any sign of our Leaders of this silent party making any positive statement on anything. Still...
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    Of course there are problems with the EU and it is right to be sceptical which way the EU is going. Partly it is our...
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    expats - So much for the OBR not too mention having to borrow more last month than forecast. Pretty much a 'make it up as...
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