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Daily View 2×2: Friday 4 September

Today I went to Wikipedia to see what happened today in history, and saw that it’s the birthday of the composer Edvard Grieg. Quick as a flash, the Kit and the Widow song “hundreds of Norwegians on the London Underground” to the tune of the Hall of the Mountain King rises unbidden in my mind – and with it, memories of the Brent East by-election, and Ed Fordham’s uncanny rendition of “Can you tell me please – where can Dollis Hill be found?” For many of you, this will mean nothing, but I’m hoping a significant number of …

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Death by bar chart? Tories plotting to kill in Norwich North

ConservativeHome proudly announces the start of the Tory by-election campaign in Norwich North by posting Tories begin Norwich North campaign with attempt to kill off third parties.

And this is how they plan to do it:
Conservative bar chart for Norwich North
Look at the heights of the bars – they don’t even match the percentages. The Labour and Lib Dem results have been depressed and Green and UKIP have been artificially inflated.

From ConservativeHome:

Within minutes of Ian Gibson announcing his resignation as MP for Norwich North

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Daily View 2×2: 11 June 2009

Ah, another day, another daily view. Suddenly in the blink of an eye, polling day is a whole week behind us. Lives are being lived, new councillors swearing the oath of office and new groups working out how to work with each other in future.

Two big stories

And unlike m’colleague Alix who could trumpet an end to expenses stories, sadly today they’re back with a vengeance, as the Telegraph digs into Shahid Malik.

But never fear – “the recession has ended” ! The Independent is so confident of its analysis that it feels the need to put …

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More Conservative candidate trouble

This time it’s Tynemouth, where a local was beaten by an outside A-lister who didn’t make the original shortlist.

That makes it six Tory candidate troubles now, with the candidates starting to open a clear lead ahead of their four lost councils in a week.

I feel a barchart coming on …

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  • Christian Davis
    I get the impression from Newsnight that behind the scenes Lab and the Lib Dem’s are working together. So in Chesham, Labour activists went on Holiday and in ...
  • John Roffey
    Oh wise ones - Confucius he said: Do what is right - for no good can arise from the devious* - only shame! * This, most certainly, includes decisions base...
  • Michael BG
    Caron, Why do you think those by-elections are the ones remembered? I thought Bermondsey in 1983 was one. Croydon North West in 1981 was the first win for...
  • Barry Lofty
    Jayne Mansfield: Thanks for your kind thoughts, yes I will enjoy the moment but come back down to earth soon enough and quite agree about the opposition party's...
  • John Marriott
    Continuing on the initial theme (C & A), one could add that this wasn’t just any by election victory; this was an M & S by election victory by any st...