Election highlights of the day: 24/04/10
Saturday 24 April 2010
Insight of the day
The astrologer Russell Grant has come up with his predictions for the three leaders on 6 May.
Gordon Brown, a Pisces, "is currently in his Jupiter return year", Libran David Cameron has "a very beautiful chart with an emphasis on Leo and Libra", while Nick Clegg, Capricorn, would be well-advised to keep an eye on Jupiter, which is "in Leo...and Uranus". Not sure what that means, but one question: is it as accurate as a Sun poll?
Fact of the day
Billy Bragg delivered some home truths to the BNP while out canvassing in east London. The singer, who is appearing in a play highlighting the danger of extremism, asked the London Assembly member Richard Barnbrook – dressed as St George – if he knew that England's patron saint came from the Lebanon. "He didn't like that and just rode off on a horse," said Bragg.
Lesson of the day
Is Eric Pickles learning the hard way not to make promises he can't keep? After he promised to sack any Tory getting involved in dirty tricks, Nick Robinson reports hacks from the Tory papers were called in by Team Cameron for "Tory HQ's favourite titbits about the Lib Dems", much of which ended up in print.
- 1 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 2 36-year-old skeleton of dead baby found inside Indian woman
- 3 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'
- 4 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has
- 5 The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking
Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'
The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking
Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong
Car tax disc changes: Make sure you know the new rules from 1 October or risk £1,000 fine
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading
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