Daily View 2×2: 17 January 2010

It’s Sunday. It’s 7am. It’s time for a trip down political memory lane, but first the news.

2 Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here’s 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

Consideration of new Iran sanctions has begun

Six major powers are now considering possible further U.N. sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, a senior European Union official said on Saturday after a meeting of diplomats from the six. (Reuters)

Frantic race against time to get clean water to Haiti quake survivors

Aid agencies and the US military are engaged in a desperate race to provide earthquake-devastated Haitians with enough clean water to stave off the threat of dehydration and massive outbreaks of waterborne diseases. (Guardian)

Two stories that didn’t quite get blogged

“MPs’ expenses: Nadine Dorries under investigation by sleaze watchdog” – so reports the Telegraph.

“A COUNCILLOR has resigned his seat on Barnet council after spending the last six months in Australia while claiming his £800-a-month allowance. Former Golders Green councillor Chris Harris was kicked out of the Conservative party in October after infuriating colleagues by continuing to claim £800-a-month allowances after leaving the UK in July” – reports the Hendon and Finchley Times.

Sunday Bonus

Welcome to Labour’s first party political broadcast from the 2005 general election campaign. Tony Blair and Labour wanted to bolster their popularity so who was wheeled out to do a piece of informal, nostalgic chatting with Tony Blair for the camera? None other than Gordon Brown. How times change:

(Also on YouTube here)

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