Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

The scenes of students smashing up Millbank Tower are quite extraordinary. They did make me wonder who owns the building. After all, it will not be the Tory party picking up the bill for the damage.

The owners are in fact the Reuben brothers, two property tycoons who made their fortune in Russian aluminium during the chaotic 1990s. 

The Clegg team spend a lot of time worrying about excoriating coverage in The Guardiana paper thatbacked the Lib Dems during the election campaign. This fascinating chart surely proves that they have nothing to worry about.

It shows The Guardian’s election endorsement actually led to a fall in support for the Lib Dems among Guardian readers. 

Jim Pickard

A new poll has thrown up a curious result:

In a poll of over 2,000 British adults, just 29% wanted to keep the current voting system, with 20% in favour of the Alternative Vote system (the subject of a national referendum on May 5th 2011) and 45% wanting some form of proportional representation.