Highlight on the Day: 10/05/2010
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Monday 10 May 2010
When Sky's the limit
Sky's Kay Burley fell victim to cerebral hecklers as she tried to conduct an interview on College Green, Westminster. Passing protesters from the electoral reform rally outside Lib Dem HQ drowned her out with shouts of "Sack Kay Burley! Watch the BBC!" and "Sky News is shit!" She muttered: "They don't like us, they don't like 'The Sun', they don't like Rupert."
A question of needs
John Prescott calls for people to phone Liberal Democrat HQ to ask them to stop a "Libservative" coalition, helpfully providing the switchboard number. This from the man who once said to Paddy Ashdown: "You're a fucking Liberal. We've got a majority of 160 – what do we want you for?"
Rabbit in the headlights
1975. Heatherdown Preparatory School, then one of the great feeder schools to Eton. School play: Toad of Toad Hall. Mole: Prince Edward, 11; Ratty: Alexander Cameron, now a London QC. And dressed in tights and bunny ears to play the lesser role of Harold Rabbit? His younger brother David.
1. No votes – 2. Dead loss
Mystery solved. David Barnes, an independent candidate in Hertford & Stortford, managed to poll zero votes – prompting the slightly baffling conclusion that, after considering the options, he decided not to vote for himself. Turns out, though, that he dropped out of the contest but the ballot papers had already been printed. Also failing to materialise: the threatened local "zombie party" challenge, who were concerned with the state of cemeteries.
- 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
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
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