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 done.”

Alison Wheeler ponders Yak Shaving (it’s not what you think) and offers a piece of advice that politicians and journalists alike would do well to remember: “when you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp”.

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