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Wednesday, 25 Oct, 2006

  • Newsnight
  • 25 Oct 06, 06:53 PM

taleban203100.jpgOn Wednesday's Newsnight: David Loyn meets the Taleban in southern Afghanistan; why electric and hybrid cars may not be much more environmentally friendly than 4x4's; pensioners put their questions to Pension Minister James Purnell on the day a thousand marched on Westminster; and Wendy Ainscow's story.

Hillary Benn for Deputy?

  • Paul Mason
  • 25 Oct 06, 04:54 PM

benn203.jpgVeteran Labour types will be rummaging through their lofts tonight in search of their old circa-1981 "Benn for Deputy" badges. For - never let it be said that the Idle Scrawl does not rush straight into print with single-source intelligence about the Labour leadership contest - I have learned that Hilary Benn is set to throw his hat into the ring for the position of Deputy Leader. I have checked with his office and there is "No Comment". At least we can be sure he is not throwing his hat in the ring for leader! They categorically denied that. Mmm.

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