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Daily View 2×2: 5 January 2010

With the thought that there are only 353 days to Christmas and considerably fewer until the General Election, we launch into today’s Daily View.

On this day in 1918, the Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi party, was founded. In 1941, the aviator Amy Johnson, disappeared over the Thames Estuary and was never found. And 28 years ago today, Peter Sutcliffe, a 35-year-old lorry driver from Bradford appeared in court, charged with 13 murders of women in West Yorkshire.

Happy birthday to the second most famous son of Abbots Langley, footballer, actor and current Celebrity Big Brother ‘inmate’ Vinnie Jones, who is 45 today and to former US Vice President Walter F. Mondale, who is 82.

2 Interesting Stories

With the thought that some of you may have already noticed other parties’ pronouncements in the news yesterday, here are two more slants on the coming election.

 We’re being outgunned by slick Tory machine, says Labour’s Andrew Slaughter

The Labour MP for Hammersnith believes that his chances of re-election are being hampered by a lack of funding compared to his Conservative opponent. Slaughter said;

“People should be concerned that money is being poured into seats like this and the consequences of that for democracy,”

Funny how Labour never saw this as a problem when they were the ones bringing in large donations?

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  • User AvatarMike Biden 26th Jan - 12:13pm
    Elections cannot always be bought, but Conservatives certainly buy lots of seats. The differential in funds is a major disadvantage. Thank you Matthew, in Winchester...
  • User AvatarMike Biden 26th Jan - 12:08pm
    Paul, my post script makes it clear that I do not think we do. But the present electoral system does give parties power, that is...
  • User AvatarKirsten johnson 26th Jan - 12:03pm
    Thanks, Eddie. Yes, working against suffering at all levels, whether economic, physical, or mental should be a priority. By enabling, we come alongside people with...
  • User AvatarRICHARD MORRIS 26th Jan - 11:53am
    Couldn't agree more. Awful skulduggery in my opinion http://aviewfromhamcommon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/julian-huppert-ask-pm-this.html
  • User AvatarPhil Rimmer 26th Jan - 11:37am
    I honestly hope Michael Moore doesn't actually believe what he appears to have been saying about the SNP since the specific measures were announced. Three...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 26th Jan - 11:17am
    This is excellent Kirsten. Not enough people have been talking about this in politics and it supports businesses too. We will need to balance state...