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  1. A Right Royal Crackdown? A Right Royal Crackdown?

    Did you know that you don't have an automatic right to a passport? Amid all the frantic behind-th... Read on...

  2. Cop Stop
  3. Ken 'n' Boris' Happy Families
  4. Look, no hands!
  5. Silly, stupid things, words

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  1. The Trotskyites of the right are wrecking the Conservative party | Polly Toynbee | The Guardian
  2. Carswell’s defection was a nightmare for Cameron, but disaffected Tories would be wise to stay put | Steve Richards | The Independent
  3. Douglas Carswell interview: Tory leadership views the Conservatives as 'the property of a small clique' | Andrew Gimson | ConservativeHome
  4. (£)Cameron plays his part with polish but no panache | Janan Ganesh | The Financial Times
  5. (£)We need proper security, not political games | Rachel Sylvester | The Times
  6. Don't make British jihadists martyrs - we CAN remove passports but must play by the rules | Jerry Hayes | Daily Express
  7. Vladimir Putin’s boots are on the ground – why not ours? | Con Coughlin | The Daily Telegraph
  8. Europe now lags behind the US and China on climate change. It should take the lead once more | Joss Garman | The Independent
  9. Airport capacity: Doing nothing no longer an option | Gavin Hayes | Central Lobby
  10. And so the Great British Railway Rake-Off rolls on | Aditya Chakrabortty | The Guardian

Today's Five at Five

  1. Scottish independence: Better Together needs to ditch the bullied-kid act and discover some principles | Brendan O'Neill | Telegraph politics blog
  2. Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream. | Alex Massie | Coffee House
  3. Carswell defection was pure political theatre | Jon Craig | Public Affairs News
  4. Lord Ashcroft: Carswell has a 32-point lead over the Tories in my Clacton poll | Lord Ashcroft | ConservativeHome
  5. Beyond Rotherham: Muslims are also silent victims of sexual abuse | Iman Amrani | Comment is Free

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  1. Ice to meet Ed? Ice to meet Ed?

    The Prime Minister has steered clear of the ice bucket challenge, but is the net now closing in on E... Read on...

  2. Labour minister hires 'eco Bank Holiday' proponent
  3. Clegg: The Movie set for Channel 4
  4. Need a babysitter? Don't call Nigel
  5. Boris gets cooking for a gouda cause

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