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  1. How Janus-faced George Osborne defied stereotype and triumphed | Simon Jenkins | The Guardian
  2. (£)First win hearts and minds. Then win elections | Jill Kirby | The Times
  3. In the era of hung politics, all three main parties are preparing for a leadership contest | George Eaton | New Statesman
  4. I hope I'm wrong but historians may look back and say this was the start of World War III | Edward Lucas | The Daily Mail
  5. (£)‘Too big to fail’ is too big to ignore | Martin Wolf | The Financial Times
  6. Shocking food bank stats shame the Government | Rachel Reeves | Central Lobby
  7. I don’t want to turn the Co-op into a PLC | Lord Myners | Daily Mirror
  8. One of the most destructive taxes of the past 40 years could soon be axed | Allister Heath | The Daily Telegraph
  9. What the Birmingham schools probe can tell us about bog-standard comps | Zoe Williams | The Guardian
  10. Scotland is the bedrock of Britain’s defences | Con Coughlin | The Daily Telegraph

Today's Five at Five

  1. Foodbank statistics present problems for the coalition – and for Labour | David Blackburn | Coffee House
  2. Rising wages change terms of debate | James Landale | BBC
  3. Labour is doomed if it buys into Tory austerity, so let's spell out an alternative | Diane Abbott | Comment is Free
  4. My faith in the Church of England | David Cameron | Church Times
  5. Fear is the spark to volatility in the Ukraine crisis | Susan Richards | Evening Standard

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  1. Diplomatic split ends

    On top of wrestling with the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, William Hague may have another hairy situati... Read on...

  2. Balls' marathon effort
  3. Osborne and Leadsom: a brief history
  4. #CSScotland
  5. How government works, by David Mellor

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