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  1. Rennard's Rochester Verdict Rennard's Rochester Verdict

    They're getting used to a kicking this Parliament, but last week the Liberal Democrats suffered yet ... Read on...

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  3. Migrating the Message
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  5. Anyone for Tennis?

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  1. George Osborne’s gimmicks prove he is a true disciple of Gordon Brown | Peter Oborne | The Daily Telegraph
  2. (£)Crude populism will get you nowhere, Ed | David Aaronovitch | The Times
  3. It’s a fantasy to see the working class as an intolerant blob | Suzanne Moore | The Guardian
  4. (£)Cheap energy is the new cheap labour | John Gapper | The Financial Times
  5. The only way to mend the EU is to finally break it up | Leo McKinstry | Daily Express
  6. A nauseating award for Blair and a bloated aid industry sucking up to its political paymasters | Ian Birrell | The Daily Mail
  7. Home Office is creating more powers to turn everyone into suspects – but leave us no safer | Shami Chakrabarti | The Independent
  8. We should cash-bomb the people - not the banks | Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
  9. Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism? | Boyd Tonkin | The Independent
  10. (£)Marriage is the best weapon against inequality | Tom Montgomerie | The Times

Today's Five at Five

  1. Labour MPs prepare to step up the fight against Klass, Campbell and co | Kevin Maguire | Public Affairs News
  2. Some surprises in my latest constituency polling –and a look at the leaders’ backyards | Lord Ashcroft | ConservativeHome
  3. Will the Smith Commission proposals help or destroy the UK? | James Forsyth | Coffee House
  4. Devolution of tax powers won’t shut down the Scottish independence debate | Ruth Wishart | Comment is Free
  5. At breakneck speed a new UK takes shape | Gary Gibbon | Channel 4 News

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  1. White van SLAM White van SLAM

    Congratulations to Ed Vaizey for – hopefully – giving the question of ‘does any of your family drive... Read on...

  2. Watch and learn, Ed
  3. De-risking Duncan Smith
  4. Clegg channels his inner Islington drain pipe
  5. Council goes off-message

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