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    Ever since he helped draft Gordon Brown's five (unpassable) tests for UK membership of the euro, Ed ... Read on...

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  1. We’re building an immigration system that puts Britain first | David Cameron | The Daily Telegraph
  2. (£)Miliband’s talk of big ideas makes for risky politics | Janan Ganesh | The Financial Times
  3. Here are the qualities you need to be a top political leader | Steve Richards | The Independent
  4. Don't be fooled by Ed Miliband's friendly cartoon appearance | Peter Hill | Daily Express
  5. Supine Labour lets the Tories daub lipstick on this pig | Aditya Chakrabortty | The Guardian
  6. The two Eds: Paranoid, confused, and their policies are a great, steaming pile of fudge | Damian McBride | The Daily Mail
  7. (£)It’s not how you look, Ed. It’s how you think | Hugo Rifkind | The Times
  8. When I served, the Israeli military was the most moral in the world. No more | Yuli Novak | The Guardian
  9. Yes, the bankers who robbed us all are criminals. Now let’s throw them in jail! | Max Hastings | The Daily Mail
  10. It's not just radicalised Islamists - what about foreign fighters who flock to the other side? | Robert Fisk | The Independent

Today's Five at Five

  1. Weak Ed Miliband isn’t up to it and heartless Tories are flogging off the NHS: welcome to the general election | James Kirkup | Telegraph politics blog
  2. After Mercer, Hancock, Miller and now Ruffley, we need a proper MPs Recall Bill | Andy Silvester | Coffee House
  3. We cannot let Michael Gove’s sterling work be wasted | Anthony Seldon | Evening Standard
  4. On immigration, and on economics too, Conservative language has becomefar too bureaucratic | Andrew Gimson | ConservativeHome
  5. Why Labour loves Andy Burnham | Emma Burnell | Comment is Free

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  1. Having a pop at Popat Having a pop at Popat

    After making remarks last week that put him at odds with the Conservative party, the government whip... Read on...

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  4. You're my first, my last, my Energy Secretary
  5. 'sup JCJ?

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