Daily View 2×2: 4 April 2010 – Teachers threaten strikes over workload

It’s Sunday. It’s 9am. It’s time for beards. And moustaches. 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:

  • Bravo to Nigel Farage on drugs policy – Mark Thompson praises the UKIP man’s approach to drugs
  • Where have all the Tory ladies gone? [link now defunct] – soon to be ex-Councillor Mary Reid poses the question

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

Teachers threaten strikes over workload

Teachers are threatening strike action in support of a 35-hour week, saying they face an “excessive workload”.

The National Union of Teachers, meeting for its annual conference in Liverpool, said politicians had turned a “vocation into a treadmill”. [BBC]

Karzai outburst exposes Kabul’s rift with West

A blistering outburst by President Hamid Karzai on the West exposes a yawning rift between the veteran Afghan leader and the countries whose troops protect him, which could have serious consequences for the eight-year-old war.

Karzai has occasionally sniped at the Western countries that have 120,000 troops in Afghanistan, but his full-throated remarks on Thursday were unprecedentedly bitter and direct.

In a speech to election officials, he accused Western embassies of bribing and threatening officials, tampering with election results and conspiring to weaken the Afghan government. [Reuters]

Sunday Bonus

Man with beard! Man with moustache! Back from the innocent times when computer viruses spread by phone, though can someone explain to me what the man saying “Look at this!” is actually doing (presumably it’s from an at the time famous TV show or film)?

[Video no more, so we’ll never know what that man was doing.]

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