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  1. Rochester and Screwed? Rochester and Screwed?

      Several Tory MPs think that the new Brussels £1.7bn budget bill has killed off any faint hopes ... Read on...

  2. Dave backs Theresa
  3. Return of the Asquiths
  4. Fresh Freudian slip?
  5. 5-3-2? Or 4-3-2?

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  1. (£)It’s our moral duty to bring down your taxes | David Cameron | The Times
  2. It’s not answers that Ukip are providing – just division and exploitation | Yvette Cooper | The Independent
  3. What century are we living in? Britain is still as unkind to immigrants as ever | Fleet Street Fox | Daily Mirror
  4. The political class is responsible for immigration mess | Leo McKinstry | Daily Express
  5. This politics of denial over immigration is feeding a growing inhumanity | Suzanne Moore | The Guardian
  6. (£)Largest economies must fix the eurozone | Olli Rehn and Jean Arthuis | The Financial Times
  7. Must we dance to Saudi tune over Muslim Brotherhood? | Peter Oborne | The Daily Telegraph
  8. The chance to reform the UK's backwards drugs policy is finally here, and we cannot waste it | George Murkin | The Independent
  9. (£)Ed Miliband’s views on terrorism show he’d be a poor leader | Alan Dershowitz | The Times
  10. Miliband is approaching the point of no return. He must now come out fighting | Martin Kettle | The Guardian

Today's Five at Five

  1. ‘It might be worth listening to me’ | Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison | Progress Online
  2. The Hollow Men II: Some reflections on Westminster and Whitehall dysfunction | Dominic Cummings | Dominic Cummings' Blog
  3. Labour’s first Jewish leader is losing the Jewish vote | Dan Hodges | Telegraph politics blog
  4. Murphy is the winning option for Scottish Labour | Lee Whitehill | Public Affairs News
  5. Introducing a Spotter’s Guide to Sound Conservative Policies | Brian Binley MP | ConservativeHome

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  1. Wild, wild West Wild, wild West

              As a former First Sea Lord and, arguably more pertinently, a minister in Go... Read on...

  2. Move over Dave! Top Tory hopeful James Cracknell is also stumped by the F word (and so is his wife, apparently...)
  3. The PM and the 'jogger'
  4. Gove's dog-whistle politics
  5. Cats and dogs

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