Daily View 2×2: 21 January 2010

1920s woman in silk kimono smoking using a cigarette holderGood morning and welcome to Daily View. If you submit a tax return, there are hardly any days left to get on with it.

On this day in 1908, New York City voted to ban women from smoking in public. Two years ago, Black Monday did a number on the world’s stock markets.

In birthdays, we sing a song to Commander in Chief star Geena Davis and Christian Dior, who were born today.

And in deaths, we remember George Orwell – and use him as an excuse to pimp this link – a cartoon that fears that when it comes to dystopias, it was Aldous Huxley who nailed it, rather than George Orwell.

2 Big Stories

Stop the presses!

Men are wearing shorts in the snow in New York.

Top 10 jobs

The Telegraph has a rather depressing list of top ten recession proof careers. Corporate governance, anyone?

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.

And if you’ll excuse me, I have P60s to find.

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5 Comments

  • Anthony Aloysius St 21st Jan '10 - 11:57am

    Interesting New Statesman article.

    Liberal Democrat MPs and strategists are pushing for Clegg to rule out an alliance with the Tories

    http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2010/01/clegg-lib-party-election

  • Not an interesting article at all – Nick’s already ruled out a coalition with either Labour or the Tories, and the argument about not working with a party whose values are diametrically opposed to our own applies equally to Labour as to the Tories. Next!

  • Anthony Aloysius St 21st Jan '10 - 12:57pm

    Dave

    Of course, if you want to believe this is just a pack of lies got up by the press, that’s your prerogative. But according to the article, the pressure is coming from senior people within the party.

  • Anthony Aloysius St 21st Jan '10 - 3:08pm

    Alex

    That was said by Clegg in answer to a question about which party the Lib Dems would _back_ in a hung parliament, though. So unless Clegg’s answer was a complete evasion, the interpretation’s hardly unreasonable!

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