Daily View 2×2: 11 March 2010

Good morning, and welcome to Daily View.

Today is notable as the day before LDV’s fascinating fringe event on how to make authoritarian MPs pay at the ballot box – do join us tomorrow in Birmingham to find out how.

302 years ago today, Queen Anne was the last British monarch to withhold Royal Assent from a bill of Parliament.

In 1864, Sheffield saw a Great Flood when a dam under construction burst. The ensuing inundation wrecked a number of bridges, destroyed 800 houses and killed 270 people.

People born on March 11th include Laurence Llewellyn Bowen, Harold Wilson and Douglas Adams; and deaths include Alexander Fleming, John Wyndham and Slobodan Milošević.

2 Big Stories

Parties battle over high speed rail

Will Labour’s Y or the Conservative Reverse-S win the day? Find out in The Times

Clegg will unveil 4 demands

The Independent is trailing party leader Nick Clegg’s keynote conference speech. Will he take Stephen’s sage coalition advice?

Mr Clegg will use his party’s spring conference in Birmingham starting tomorrow to unveil “four steps to fairness” that would be his initial negotiating demands for backing a minority government led by David Cameron or Gordon Brown.

Four things, you say? Whatever could they be?

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:

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.

One final thing – did you realise how big and scary Google is? Bonus points if you can identify the end image before the film gets to it.