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    A priceless document has been produced by the House of Lords to distinguish between those peers who ... Read on...

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  1. Now’s the time to shake hands with Vladimir Putin | Tony Brenton | The Daily Telegraph
  2. (£)Why the bear’s got a sore head | Trevor Kavanagh | The Sun
  3. Surprise, surprise: tens of thousands of illegal immigrants have 'dropped off' the Home Office’s radar | Nigel Farage | The Independent
  4. (£)Welfare in Britain isn’t fair, as Ukip knows | Philip Collins | The Times
  5. A 'cyber war’ sounds fantastical, but it’s real – and we’re losing | Fraser Nelson | The Daily Telegraph
  6. (£)Forces reshaping world in two words | Philip Stephens | The Financial Times
  7. (£)Massacre shows Taliban cannot be tamed | Shashank Joshi | The Financial Times
  8. These human rights parasites should be tried for treason | Richard Littlejohn | The Daily Mail
  9. (£)Our enemies are using the courts as a weapon of war | Thomas Tugendhat | The Times
  10. It’s not Cuba that has just decided to rejoin the modern world – it’s the US | Martin Kettle | The Guardian

Today's Five at Five

  1. Team Osborne’s answer to Fraser Nelson on the deficit | Peter Hoskin | ConservativeHome
  2. 10 diktats from Brussels that are ruining life in Britain | David Shariatmadari | Comment is Free
  3. There’s more to Higher Education than the REF | Jon Wilson | LabourList
  4. Labour needs to spend the next five months shouting one word: cuts | Dan Hodges | Telegraph politics blog
  5. Hey, Nigel Farage and Kerry Smith – my family are East Enders tooand never use that word | Victoria Richards | The Independent

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  3. Clegg's merry Christmas victory
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