The LDV Friday Five (ish): 27/11/09

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2009

What could be simpler: five categories, each with five links. And it’s Friday.
5 most-read stories on LDV this week
1. Lib Dem HQ: read what Nick said, not what the press reported! (67) by Stephen Tall
2. Lib Dem Voice publishes exclusive general election prediction (54) by Mark Pack
3. […]

Probably the most inappropriate Christmas card ever sent …

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2009

The year is 1938, and you’re looking for a suitably seasonal picture for the front of your Christmas cards. A festive image which will convey seasonal goodwill to all humanity.
What could better symbolise those eternal truths than an international peace treaty signed by the two major European powers which had once been at war? […]

Top 10 pop singles of the Noughties

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2009

Can this list be true? According to Popbitch, yes: 1. Will Young (Evergreen) 2. Gareth Gates (Unchained Melody) 3. Shaggy (Wasn’t Me) 4. Tony Christie/Peter Kay (Amarillo) 5. Band Aid 20 6. Hear’Say (Pure & Simple) 7. Shayne Ward 8. (…)

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Huhne slams “shameful” Johnson over McKinnon extradition: “stop being an American poodle and start being a British bulldog”

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2009

Lib Dem shadow home secretary Chris Huhne has slammed the decision of Labour’s Alan Johnson to refuse to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon – the self-confessed computer hacker with Asperger’s – to the US on medical grounds.
It is appalling that this Government places a higher value on a deeply unfair extradition agreement than […]