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  1. A British Grand Coalition? Really? A British Grand Coalition? Really?

    Amid all the talk of another hung Parliament this May, all the parties are having to think the unthi... Read on...

  2. Vince Gets Physical
  3. Confusable Peers
  4. Labour's UKIP problem
  5. Sacking, Ed style

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  1. (£)Grexit could spark stampede from EU | Trevor Kavanagh | The Sun
  2. Amjad Bashir's defection from Ukip to the Conservatives is not the boon it looks like | Norman Tebbit | Telegraph blog
  3. (£)Will Syriza’s Tsipras turn out to be a Lula or a Chávez? | Tony Barber | The Financial Times
  4. Ukip now resembles its enemies, just like Animal Farm’s pigs | Matthew d'Ancona | The Guardian
  5. At least Ukip is openly bigoted – the Tories just hide their disdain for people like me | Yasmin Alibhai Brown | The Independent
  6. (£)Wouldn’t-it-be-luvverly politics is back with us | Libby Purves | The Times
  7. Labour should expose the Greens’ daftness – not flirt with them | Ian Birrell | The Independent
  8. (£)The Tory plan: terrify the voters and split the left | Tim Montgomerie | The Times
  9. Vote Tory at the General Election? You've got to be kidding | Kevin Maguire | Daily Mirror
  10. Why Eric Pickles’ letter to mosques was right and wrong | Hugh Muir | The Guardian
  11. The Kurds’ cause is ours – let’s help them fight the barbarians | Boris Johnson | The Daily Telegraph

Today's Five at Five

  1. Arrogance, incompetence, and wishful thinking - why the UK's fracking narrative is falling apart | James Murray | BusinessGreen
  2. Cameron/Osborne: behold Greece and vote Conservative | Gary Gibbon | Gary Gibbon on Politics
  3. UK politicians squabble over whose point the Greek elections prove | Isabel Hardman | Coffee House
  4. The need for new ideas - even if they seem crazy at first | Anthony Painter | RSA
  5. Labour and the Conservatives are neck and neck in mylatest poll | Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC | ConservativeHome

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  1. 'Pub Landlord' pips Miliband in leadership stakes 'Pub Landlord' pips Miliband in leadership stakes

    It’s been a day of mixed poll blessings for the Labour leader. Despite a new survey in the Standa... Read on...

  2. Grayling 'puts the d*** into tat'
  3. IFS chief rejects starring role in Tory campaign video
  4. Tory MP flattened by cage fighter
  5. A holiday for hardworking people

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