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 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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