Daily View 2×2: 28 July 2009

2 Big Stories

The biggest story of the day is surely controversy over the Ministry of Defense’s efforts to reclaim money awarded to injured soldiers:

The Ministry of Defence will go to the Court of Appeal later to try to significantly reduce the compensation awarded to two injured soldiers. One, who was shot in the leg in Iraq, received £46,000, while the other, injured in training, got £28,750. “

Meanwhile, TV’s Esther Rantzen plans to follow in the feet of Craig Murray and stand as an independent candidate at the next general election:

She will attempt to win the Luton South seat, in the wake of revelations about the outgoing Labour MP Margaret Moran’s expenses claims.”

2 Must-read Blog Posts

At Richard Cobden’s pseudonymous corner, our thoughtful colleague picks up on Andrew Gilligan’s research as to the impact of council free newspapers.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Calder has picked up on Lord Lester’s experience of serving in Brown’s Government of All Talents.

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One Comment

  • “Esther Ranzen plans to follow in the feet of Craig Murray”.

    Surely footsteps, rather than feet?

    Of course, Craig Murray has a clearly-expressed critique of the duplicity of government, whereas Esther used to be on the telly.

    She will therefore no doubt perform much better …..

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