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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 AvatarCaron Lindsay 1st Apr - 11:25pm
    @Mathew Thanks from that local insight. I've copied your comment into the main post because I thought it was relevant.
  • User AvatarRichard Duncalf 1st Apr - 10:55pm
    Best wishes Adrian and to your campaign in Vauxhall.
  • User AvatarSesenco 1st Apr - 10:47pm
    The Sheffield Hallam poll is the most successful April Fool's joke of the day. Prior to 1997, Sheffield Hallam was a safe Tory seat. It...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 1st Apr - 10:40pm
    ... and one from the Mark Pack collection: http://www.markpack.org.uk/130605/watch-tim-farrons-superb-video-on-why-people-should-vote-liberal-democrat/ This one demonstrates the difference between liberal Centrism and Liberal Democracy. One is OK-ish but bland...
  • User AvatarSimon Foster 1st Apr - 10:29pm
    I worked with Neil in 1997 when we won Oxford West and Abingdon then, and was in the Abingdon HQ when I heard about this...
  • User AvatarJennie 1st Apr - 10:29pm
    Thanks Neil. I'll go away now.
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