Daily View 2×2: 10 November 2009

2 Big Stories

Every phone call, email and internet click stored by ‘state spying’ databases – The Telegraph

Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower – The Guardian

2 Must-read Posts

It’s a think tank reaction special…

Jonathan Calder compared the Taxpayer’s Alliance to a dead duck:

They are obviously very bright over at the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Because they are absolutely right. Animal rescue is not the central job of the fire service.

James Schneider praised a Tory plan for social housing, and noted its origin in a more radical scheme:

Tim Leunig’s original paper for Policy Exchange […] goes a bit further than the Tory policy. Whilst the Tory policy appears to only allow movement between pre-existing social housing […] Leunig’s policy gives tenants the right to get their social landlord (be it a council or housing association) to buy another property of equal or less value to the their current home.

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