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Daily View 2×2: 9 July 2009

Happy Independence Day, Argentina! And happy birthday to Paul Merton and Tom Hanks.

Two big stories

Murdoch Papers hack phones
The Guardian has the story of Murdoch titles doing dodgy things with mobile phones – and it backfiring on them to the tune of at least £1m. There are clear links to current Conservative communications chief Andy Coulson.

There’s an awful lot of this story on the Guardian’s site – including an interview with hack victim Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes.

I hope this story has legs. This was shoddy journalism that should have serious consequences.

Darling’s banking reforms attacked
The FT looks

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Tributes paid to Clement Freud

Very sad news that the former Liberal MP Clement Freud has died. Nick Clegg said:

Clement Freud was part of a generation of larger than life figures who kept the Liberal Party alive through thick and thin.

It is astonishing to remember all the things he did, all the things he was; wit, raconteur, politician, chef, advertiser of dog food, writer, comedian, a devoted father, husband and grandfather and someone who could never resist a flutter.

They don’t make people like that anymore and he will be sorely missed by millions.

For all his political and other achievements, the memory that most sticks in …

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