Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Six of the Best 55

I have to write my first post-election for Liberal Democrat News tonight. While I do, here are some links for you to enjoy.

Nick Clegg and took his place on the government front bench today for the first time. The Financial Times' Westminster Blog suggests he is already proving a handful for his Civil Service minders: "Just imagine the scene when José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of Spain called on Monday to congratulate Vicepresidente Nick Clegg. There was the eager private secretary, listening in on the conversation, poised with pen and paper to note down important matters of state. But there was no point. He couldn’t understand a word. Clegg was chatting away in Spanish."

Disgruntled Radical reproduces his speech from the special conference in Birmingham last Sunday.

John Bercow survived Nadine Dorries's attempt at a coup today. Stephen's Linlithgow Journal has the tale of the last speaker to be voted out by MPs. His name was Charles Manners-Sutton, it took place in 1835 and he was a relation of the Duke of Rutland. Lord Bonkers is still chuckling over that one.

David Higgerson, in his Outside the Bubble blog for the Liverpool Daily Post, takes Liam "It's the way I tell 'em" Byrne to task for his joke about public spending.

Heather Brooke has written an article exposing the limitation of CCTV as a way of fighting crime.

And Londonist looks at what the West End theatres had to offer in 1967.

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