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  1. Cop Stop Cop Stop

      As the row over the Commons Clerk continues, it looks like MPs have fresh grumbles over another... Read on...

  2. Ken 'n' Boris' Happy Families
  3. Look, no hands!
  4. Silly, stupid things, words
  5. Troy of the Rovers

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  1. Britain’s focus in Iraq should be humanitarian, not military | Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
  2. David Cameron sunbathes while the Middle East burns as politicians remain criminally casual about crisis | Paul Routledge | Daily Mirror
  3. Crisis over, everybody back on the beach! | Richard Littlejohn | The Daily Mail
  4. The Palestine problem will remain unsolved while the killing continues | Oliver Miles | The Guardian
  5. The Cold War has been replaced by a new nightmare | Frederick Forsyth | Daily Express
  6. Porn, rhubarb and implants. . . welcome to the weird world of an MP’s summer | Isabel Hardman | The Daily Telegraph
  7. Albert Reynolds: The man who helped me plot a path to peace | John Major | The Daily Telegraph
  8. (£)Why inflation remains best way to avoid stagnation | Tim Harford | The Financial Times
  9. (£)New riots but the same old story of racial divide | Ben Macintyre | The Times
  10. (£)Call this a competition? You’re having a laugh | Phillip Collins | The Times

Today's Five at Five

  1. Last year, Assad was the enemy. This year? We’re making friends with Syria | Mary Dejevsky | The Guardian
  2. Consistency should be the first and strongest line of defence against ISIS | Mark Wallace | ConservativeHome
  3. Why Britain is poorer than any US state, other than Mississippi | Fraser Nelson | Coffee House
  4. William Hague has betrayed the Commons by backing John Bercow over Carol Mills | Peter Oborne | Telegraph politics blog
  5. Forget quotas for women MPs – time to limit the number of men | Rainbow Murray | New Statesman

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  1. Labour minister hires 'eco Bank Holiday' proponent

    Labour’s Maria Eagle has brought in a man who once proposed an ‘eco Bank Holiday’ as her new adviser... Read on...

  2. Clegg: The Movie set for Channel 4
  3. Need a babysitter? Don't call Nigel
  4. Boris gets cooking for a gouda cause
  5. Having a pop at Popat

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