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Daily View 2×2: 29 October 2009

Good morning and welcome to October 29th. Today is the anniversary of the first performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the birthday of Boswell, the biographer of Samuel L Jackson, and the anniversary of the death of Sir Walter Raleigh (he was executed – I didn’t know that.)

It’s also the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which first set up a Constitution for Europe.

2 Big Stories

The postal strike is on
Read all about it on the Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian:

Both sides blamed each other after three days of talks mediated by the TUC collapsed without a deal being reached. As late as evening there had still been some hope that this week’s strike action could be called off to relieve the pressure on Royal Mail.

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  • User AvatarZ 25th Oct - 7:50pm
    Looking forward to LDs not running a candidate either, a la David Davis!
  • User AvatarDavid Wright 25th Oct - 7:49pm
    So Belgium - which has a federal system of government giving real power to its regions - can stop the EU agreeing a major trade...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 25th Oct - 7:43pm
    Utterly bizarre for the Government to not put up a candidate in a seat it holds! I wonder if Labour will also refuse to put...
  • User AvatarIan Patterson 25th Oct - 7:42pm
    Tories not contesting seat.
  • User AvatarIan Patterson 25th Oct - 7:40pm
    Tories not contesting by election.
  • User AvatarIan Patterson 25th Oct - 7:38pm
    Tories not contesting by election.