Why are they trending? #cpc12, Venezuela, #Quote

What's trending and why? 8 October 2012

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#cpc12

The Conservative party conference opens today. But David Cameron has been warned that his attempts to shed the Conservative Party's "nasty party" image are being undermined.

A meeting of several hundred conservative party members will gather to hear the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Ann Widdecombe and others give speeches on why there should be no change in the legal definition of marriage to recognise same-sex couples. There are concerns this may make the party seem divided over the issue of equal marriage. The Chancellor, George Osborne, told Sky News just yesterday: "I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment."

Stace tweets: "If you're in Birmingham tomorrow, why not hook up with LGBToryUK & help them face the anti-gay marriage rally at #cpc12. c4em"

BBCNormanS tweets: "Seven out of ten Tory party constituency chairmen want PM to drop gay marriage plans says poll for pressure group Coalition for Marriage #cpc12"

Rich Williams tweets: "#cpc12 Mr Osborne if you want to cut the Welfare bill will you actively encourage all employers to pay above the Nat Min Wage? Thought not."

BBCPropaganda tweets: If men are irrelevant to the abortion issue then shouldn't straight people be irrelevant to the gay marriage issue? JustAsking #CPC12

 

Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez has won re-election in Venezuela. It was a very close race, with a long wait for results that caused  the #BitingNails hashtag to trend on Twitter.

The President's term was hard-won after the opposition accused him of unfairly using Venezuela's oil wealth and his near total control of state institutions to his advantage.

 

#Quote

There's a quotefest happening on Twitter this morning. Here's a selection:

Google Facts tweets: "According to Harry Styles, “Age is just a number, maturity is a choice”."

Richard Simmonds tweets: "“Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ‘em all over everything you do.” -- Elvis Presley #quote"

IfYouLoveQuotes tweets: "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. #quote"

SeDummy tweets: "ou are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."                 

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