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Daily View 2×2: BA fights to limit the impact of cabin crew strike

It’s Sunday. It’s 9am. It’s time for jenga, but first the news.

2 Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

  • A failure of scrutiny on digital bill: Peter Black blogs about the letter signed by, amongst others, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidates Bridget Fox and Julian Huppert. Danger of Parliament rushing through legislation without proper debate? Who would have thought it.
  • Elementary errors: Giles Wilkes on the important difference between a stock and a flow. More interesting and useful than I’ve made it sound.

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

BA fights to limit the impact of cabin crew strike

British Airways says contingency plans for the first day of a three-day cabin crew strike have gone “extremely well”.

It said more than 65% of passengers would reach their destinations, with more staff than expected working and some cancelled flights reinstated.

But the Unite union, which represents crew members, says only a third of BA’s normal flights took off, with 125 out of its 250 planes grounded. [BBC]

Israeli PM agrees to suspend building in east Jerusalem as aides scramble to arrange Obama meeting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bowed to U.S demands and promised goodwill gestures toward the Palestinian Authority ahead of his departure for Washington Sunday night, Haaretz has learned.

While Netanyahu has not agreed to stop building in east Jerusalem, he has promised to suspend it.

Other gestures include alleviating the blockade on the Gaza Strip for the first time since last winter’s military offensive. (Haaretz)

Sunday Bonus

The Canadian NDP deployed their Jenga set for the 2008 Canadian elections [… but alas the video is no longer online].

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