Daily View 2×6: 25 March 2010

A pleasant surprise this morning to wake up and find that, despite the fact I am doing the Daily View, it is indeed Thursday and not Tuesday! In celebration of yesterday’s Budget, there’s riproaring inflation of the number of posts featured in today’s Daily View. Don’t tell Vince! Is it sustainable? I doubt it, so enjoy while you can..

Thirty years ago, the British Olympic Association (BOA) voted by a large majority to defy the government and send athletes to the Olympic Games in Moscow.  The Conservative government has pressed the BOA to boycott the event in a protest at the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan the previous year. Sir Denis Follows, the chairman of the BOA, said that whilst he was sympathetic to the government’s stance, “We believe sport should be a bridge, and not a destroyer”. 

On this day in 1655 Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, the largest natural satellite of the planet Saturn.  During their 1969 honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.

6 Lib Dem blogs on the Budget

Text poll to gauge the reaction to Darling’s Budget  Steven Gauge reveals the results of his text poll on the Budget.

Cameron takes three hours to react to what Clegg spotted in three minutes  Paul Walter has the evidence to show that where the LibDems lead, the Conservatives meekly follow.

Door Nibor tax breaks  Stephen Glenn wishes Labour would stop penalising the worst-off.

Cameron’s money problems  Giles Wilkes  is fed up with the Tories use of ‘money illusion’.

Cameron fails to spot budget tax hike  Alex Folkes contrasts the honesty of the Lib Dems with the vagueness of the Tories.

So how was the Budget for Suffolk? Mark Valladares gives a community view on the Budget.

6 reactions to the Chancellor’s speech

The Independent: This was a sparse budget with a big political message

The Guardian:   Workman at No 11 who became Brown’s secret election weapon

The Telegraph:   Budget 2010: a thrilling fight to the death awaits us

FT:  Mistakes that drained the fiscal reservoir

Bloomberg:  Darling Urges Voters to Trust Labour in Pre-Election Budget.

And from The Sun – a headline that makes me glad a certain Piers Morgan interview has slipped the editor’s mind.

Next week I hope to regain my numerical balance by reverting to the Tuesday slot. The weekend starts soon, so happy delivering!

Read more by or more about , , , , , or .
This entry was posted in Daily View.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRichard S 1st Apr - 11:55pm
    Oliver, What you write comes out of fair-mindedness, and that means you will be a liberal for life, regardless of whatever crazy direction the people...
  • User AvatarRichard S 1st Apr - 11:34pm
    (there are length limitations - I had to cut a bit saying: yes, but stay at home till we have enough ventilators) Basically, if there...
  • User AvatarRichard S 1st Apr - 10:38pm
    Am reminded of Senator McCain arguing with his own supporter that Obama was a "decent family man". How long ago that seems now.
  • User AvatarMichael BG 1st Apr - 10:25pm
    Joe Bourke, Now you wish to use my £1.1 billion per £1000 for those who currently receive a work allowance! You should not be criticising...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 1st Apr - 9:40pm
    Paul Walter | Sat 11th February 2017 - 11:57 am Which version of Magna Carta please? the then king was reluctant to concede powers.
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 1st Apr - 9:27pm
    Peter Wrigley 1st Apr '20 - 4:49pm His father was a prosperous solicitor. His constituency in London was impoverished.
Mon 27th Apr 2020