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Paddy gives short shrift to tyrant-slaying boast attributed to Brexit minister

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In yesterday’s Sunday Times (£) there was a report of an interview with Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The interview was conducted by Tim Shipman and the report was entitled:

Dominic Raab: I saw off bully Slobodan Milosevic. Michel Barnier needs a softer touch

Now, I should preface this post with the proviso that The Times has form in regard to inaccurate précis via headline. It could be that the Sunday Times has now been infected with that dodgy headline disease.

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Daily View 2×2: 11 March 2010

Good morning, and welcome to Daily View.

Today is notable as the day before LDV’s fascinating fringe event on how to make authoritarian MPs pay at the ballot box – do join us tomorrow in Birmingham to find out how.

302 years ago today, Queen Anne was the last British monarch to withhold Royal Assent from a bill of Parliament.

In 1864, Sheffield saw a Great Flood when a dam under construction burst. The ensuing inundation wrecked a number of bridges, destroyed 800 houses and killed 270 people.

People born on March 11th include Laurence Llewellyn Bowen, Harold Wilson and Douglas Adams; and deaths include Alexander Fleming, John Wyndham and Slobodan Milošević.

2 Big Stories

Parties battle over high speed rail

Will Labour’s Y or the Conservative Reverse-S win the day? Find out in The Times

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  • User AvatarPeter Martin 10th Jul - 4:32pm
    @ JoeB, ".......not least a highly dysfunctional housing market" It's a bit rich for someone who supports monetarist control of the economy and the maintenance...
  • User AvatarFrank West 10th Jul - 4:09pm
    I would guess that 95 percent of users are not paying aniything where I live - I often seem to be the only one paying...
  • User AvatarDavid Blake 10th Jul - 3:23pm
    I remember David Alton proposing something like this many years ago when he was a Liberal MP. I certainly think it warrants examination.
  • User AvatarGeoff Reid 10th Jul - 3:19pm
    As someone who is multimodal with a preference for public transport, I think Kay Kirkham is onto something when she suggests that free bus travel...
  • User AvatarKaterina Porter 10th Jul - 3:09pm
    Diane's book shows that what was originally planned was sometimes applied by those whose outlook put working class children at the bottom and middle classes...
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    Big problems with computer. Apologies!