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