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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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    @MartinB I'd assume that the Labour figure is thanks to the Short Money. And hey, at least it's up on where it was!
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    Oops I was supposed to be coming back to this before posting!!! It should have continued ... how refreshing to read the comments from Alex...
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    @Richard Dean 29th Jul '14 - 6:50pm. Point taken dear ;-)
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    I wish Sarah all the best for the future. I'm sure she will succeed in her next chosen opportunity.
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    May I suggest that advice along the following lines also be provided, though not in terms of rules: > Keep contributions short if possible. Many...
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    “If you believe politicians are useless, you’ll end up with useless politicians” Yes and if you believe what self-serving newspapers tell you, you are even...