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Friday, April 09, 2010

Ten Things of Election

  1. The UK election campaign has only just begun and, according to a poll, 43% of people are already bored by it.
  2. A Labour election candidate who cursed leading politicians on his Twitter page has been removed from standing.
  3. In the UK, after the announcement of a general election, parliament is dissolved, with MPs' gym memberships cancelled and Parliament's catering facilities also out of bounds.
  4. University students in Salford protested 1981 governments cuts to higher education by turning their back on Margaret Thatcher when she visited there as prime minister.
  5. The forecast size of the UK's economy next year is approximately £1,500bn, while political parties are arguing over £6bn in tax for May's election campaign.
  6. Some in Britain believe it possible to find echoes of 2010 in 1921, where the national debt had risen rapidly and many people weren't happy.
  7. Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of punk group the Sex Pistols, has died in Switzerland aged 64.
  8. Tiny devices proposed 40 years ago but only fabricated in 2008 could be used to build advanced computer chips.
  9. Scientists have found the first animals that can survive and reproduce entirely without oxygen, deep on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea.
  10. The remarkable remains of two ancient human-like creatures have been found in South Africa.

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