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  1. Does David Cameron actually believe in his tough new immigration stance? | Matthew Norman | The Independent
  2. David Cameron’s EU benefits diatribe fools no one | Nigel Farage | The Daily Telegraph
  3. The Lib Dems could survive in government by going back to their roots | Rafael Behr | The Guardian
  4. (£)Three cheers for the David Brents, the stars of Britain’s recovery | Ed Conway | The Times
  5. Ed Miliband the Human Cannonball has those nasty Tories in his sights | Mary Riddell | The Daily Telegraph
  6. The Putin test for Obama in Ukraine | William A. Galston | The Wall Street Journal
  7. Our sanctions will not cripple Russia. It is doing a lot of the dirty work itself | Hamish McRae | The Independent
  8. The rich want us to believe their wealth is good for us all | George Monbiot | The Guardian
  9. (£)University is for students, not their parents | Alice Thomson | The Times
  10. (£)‘Known unknowns’ on Scotland and EU | John Kerr | The Financial Times

Today's Five at Five

  1. Nicky Morgan Profile: Could An Education Secretary Charged With 'Winning Hearts And Minds' Make It All The Way To Number 10? | Ned Simons | Huffington Post UK Politics Blog
  2. Miliband may use Labour reshuffle to achieve half-female shadow cabinet | George Eaton | The Staggers
  3. Labour is mad to pick a fight with the Tories on tax | Dan Hodges | Telegraph blog
  4. David Cameron’s tough talk is about more than immigration | Matthew d'Ancona | Evening Standard
  5. The shamelessness of Balls | Peter Hoskin | ConservativeHome

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