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    Lord Freud has come under fire for more than a few 'gaffes' in recent years, not least him using the... Read on...

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  1. (£)None dare call it treason, but we all should | Melanie Phillips | The Times
  2. With US-led air strikes on Isis intensifying, it’s a good time to be a shareholder in the merchants of death | Robert Fisk | The Independent
  3. (£)Fired-up Philip Hammond’s the man to save our borders | Trevor Kavanagh | The Sun
  4. Regaining control of our borders is key to our future | Leo McKinstry | Daily Express
  5. Most trolls are more to be pitied than hated | Isabel Hardman | The Daily Telegraph
  6. This 'crackdown' on trolls shows Cameron thinks we're all stupid | Dominic Lawson | The Daily Mail
  7. This trade deal with America would have Churchill beaming | Boris Johnson | The Daily Telegraph
  8. Social mobility has stalled, but Labour wants equal opportunities for all | Gloria De Piero | The Guardian
  9. The unending economic crisis makes us feel powerless and paranoid | Paul Mason | The Guardian
  10. Russell Brand might seem like a sexy revolutionary worth getting behind, but he will only fail his fans | Yasmin Alibhai Brown | The Independent

Today's Five at Five

  1. A mansion tax will be fair, simple and pay to save the NHS | Ed Balls | Evening Standard
  2. Ed Miliband’s windfall tax on tobacco to fund the NHS is economically illiterate | Nick de Bois | Coffee House
  3. On immigration, David Cameron has joined Ukip's paranoia bandwagon | Suzanne Moore | The Guardian
  4. Is Nick Clegg the biggest hypocrite in British politics? | Robert Colvile | The Daily Telegraph
  5. (£)Britons have little to be negative about | Janan Ganesh | The Financial Times

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  1. Boris hacking storm

            Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, Conservative Parliamentary candidate, awful, awf... Read on...

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  3. Clacton-on-Seabiscuit
  4. Tory in 'chateau bottled nuclear powered ****' rant searches for PA with sense of humour
  5. Poets cornered

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