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The LDV 2×2 Daily View (14/05/09)

2 Big stories
MPs’ expenses still dominate today’s headlines, but in a kind of Vote Match for retail therapy fans, the Times has: MPs’ expenses: what those purchases tell us about their characters.
The Guardian reports that Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin is facing pressure to quit after his strong words over the expenses row this week.

2 Must-read blog posts
Meanwhile, back on the campaign trail, two women bloggers get on with the air and ground war.

Fiona Whelan dons her comfy shoes and attends to “pavements, pot holes and other things that need to be …

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The LDV 2×2 Daily View (12/5/09)

Welcome to what’s intended to be a daily feature here on LDV: an early preview of the two big news stories of the day, and a click-though to two of the must-read Lib Dem blog posts just published. Each day a member of the LDV collective will take their turn to bagpipe fact into news*.

2 Big Stories

MPs’ expenses: paying bills for Tory grandees
The Telegraph has the most enjoyable schadenfreude story of the day, with the latest set of MPs’ expenses revelations this time focusing on the ‘estate-ocracy’ of Tory MPs. Particular faves include:

  • Douglas Hogg (aka 3rd Viscount
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