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!

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