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Wednesday 19th February 2014
Just what Alex Salmond needed.
After a week filled with criticism from Westminster and Brussels, the First Minister might not have anticipated the next attack coming from the podium at the Brit Awards.
Alas, David Bowie hadn’t read that script. The music legend put a bit of a spanner in the independence works with his statement pleading: “Scotland, stay with us.” Oh, and if his star power wasn’t enough, he got Kate Moss to read it out for him.
Good news, though, for Salmond (honestly) – the bookies don’t think it matters.
Scottish Independence odds remain unchanged despite David Bowie's pro-union intervention at BRITS. 1/5 NO 7/2 YES— Ladbrokes Politics (@LadPolitics) February 19, 2014
Tuesday 18th February 2014
Monday 17th February 2014
No mistaking the point Greenpeace was trying to make here.
We reckon this advert coming out in tomorrow's Independent and Guardian might be a bit overboard though (geddit).
It's official - together we've raised enough to put this ad in tomorrow's Guardian and Independent. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/jsdsnPjcJR— Greenpeace UK (@GreenpeaceUK) February 17, 2014
Thursday 13th February 2014
Well done to YouGov for tackling the big issues.
Perhaps seeking a change from asking about voting intentions, tax rises and the like – the pollsters decided to break down whether size matters by party allegiance.
Of the four highest-polling parties, the Tories are the only ones to agree with the statement: “A man’s penis size matters.” The Lib Dems are most vehemently opposed to the suggestion, followed by UKIP, while Labour is more split on the issue.
Not content with merely stirring the party-political pot, YouGov has also revealed a schism between Scotland and the rest of the UK. The North of the border reject the statement by 63% to 26%, but in the north of England those numbers are just 47% against and 42% in favour.
Exactly how this feeds into the independence debate remains to be seen.
Friday 7th February 2014
After Benefits Street, there was Bonus Street.
The Mirror has just released this video incorporating the price of milk, bulldog clips and the Prime Minister’s privileged upbringing into a single parody of David Cameron.
For good measure, the Chancellor has his own video, with a ‘unique’ take on Norman Tebbit’s famous ‘get on your bike’ message.