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 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
- 5 Ice Bucket Challenge: US firefighter Tony Grider dies after participating in charity craze near power lines
'The Fappening': Rihanna 'nude pictures' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
The Fappening: Jennifer Lawrence leaked 4Chan sex video branded 'fake' by forum users
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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