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Daily View 2×2: 4 December 2009

It’s December 4th, and 210 years since the day William Pitt the Younger introduced income tax to help pay for the Napoleonic Wars. By that time, The Observer (the world’s first Sunday newspaper) was already celebrating its ninth birthday.

2 Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

Spotted any other great posts in the last day from blogs that aren’t on the aggregator? Do post up a comment sharing them with us all.

2 Big Stories

MPs to go clubbing to investigate cocaine trade

The Commons home affairs committee, led by Labour’s Keith Vaz, will look at what goes on during “student nights”.

Members will look at the latest cocaine-detecting technology and talk to anti-drugs campaigners.

Labour MP Gwyn Prosser has already spent time outside a nightclub in Maidstone, Kent, as part of the committee’s preliminary research.

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    Or even free school meals for parents who can afford to pay? (Before 2010 Lib Dems opposed that idea!)
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  • User AvatarPeter Watson 1st Feb - 4:13pm
    @Mike Biden "Tuition fees was a Tory policy that we turned into a Graduate Tax." Precisely what feature of the new scheme makes it more...
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    Tuition fees was a Tory policy that we turned into a Graduate Tax. Labour left No Money. We kept the promise on the front page...
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    Alex Sabine, You missed out my point that globalisation is dependent on cheap energy which is now coming to an end.