Friday, July 30, 2010

Six of the Best 81

Paul Crossley reports a "political earthquake" in North East Somerset, where the Liberal Democrats gained seats in local by-elections in Keynsham and Radstock. It is striking that, 40 years after the closure of the Somerset coalfield, the Tory vote remains so low in the latter town.

The Chartists would have been all in favour of equalising the size of constituencies, as Stephen's Liberal Journal reminds us.

"Anti-Trident campaigners should today be lauding George Osborne," argues Decline of the Logos. But then the economic arguments against Trident was always likely to prove the most persuasive.

Classical Greek is being taught to primary school children from deprived backgrounds to improve their English, reports TES Connect.

Labour MP Andy Love has been to the unveiling of a series of mosaics celebrating the music hall star Marie Lloyd.

The Denver Post has some wonderful colour photographs of American life between 1939 and 1943. I have borrowed one of them here.

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