It’s Sunday. It’s 9am. It’s time for the latest news from Ethiopia, but first the blogs from the UK. Today we also have a special Luciana Berger update (never let it be said she’s going for the quiet competent candidate approach).
It’s also good to note that Liberal Democrat MPs have not been remiss in keeping up with the latest Twitter craze. Step forward and take a bow, Mr Rennie: “Twitter scam leads to sexual message from MP Willie Rennie” [story no longer available].
2 Must-Read Blog Posts
What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here’s are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:
- Chris Huhne says the Electoral Commission investigation into Bearwood Corporate Services Limited should now come to a conclusion: Steve Beasant reports on Chris Huhne’s letter to the Electoral Commission asking it to make a ruling ahead of the general election
- What the Lib Dem policy on homeopathy is not: James Graham on the party policy that was quickly withdrawn
Spotted any other great posts in the last day from blogs that aren’t on the aggregator? Do post up a comment sharing them with us all.
2 Big Stories
The opposition: weak organisation, lack of preparedness, appallingly low finances
Ask me what the distinctive trait of the opposition is in this year’s election apart from the provocative imprisonment of Birtukan Mideksa, and my response would not be amidst the proverbial list: weak organization, lack of preparedness, appallingly low finance (pundits estimate that only slightly over half a million US dollars is available to the entire opposition this election season, excluding the miserly electoral board finance) and an assortment of other secondary factors. [Abugida]
UK Provides £20mn For Ethiopia’s Emergency Food Appeal
“The emergency funding is being provided in response to the Ethiopian government’s latest humanitarian assessment, which estimates that 5.2 million people urgently need food aid to survive,” said the UK embassy in Ethiopia.
The UK funding will be channeled through the UN World Food Programme, to enable them to purchase and distribute food…
In January 2010, the British Department for International Development (DFID) announced an additional £200m to continue funding the innovative and successful safety net programme in Ethiopia.
“Alongside providing for people’s immediate needs, DFID is also helping to deliver major improvements in Ethiopia’s health, education, water, agricultural services, and economic growth,” said the embassy. [Ethiopian Journal]
Yup, it’s Luciana Berger again.
Fresh from knowing less about Liverpool’s history and traditions than even me, she’s again shown an apparent lack of understanding of Liverpool.
This time the cause of her trouble is Twitter where it was spotted that she was following The Sun. Given the still very raw emotions in Liverpool about The Sun’s coverage of the Hillsborough football disaster, it’s no wonder that’s resulted in rather negative comment. She no longer follows The Sun on Twitter.