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  1. (£)Shabby Labour is pandering to prejudice | David Aaronovitch | The Times
  2. Don’t dismiss public fears about migration as mere bigotry | John Harris | The Guardian
  3. To win, the Tories need to make the economy the defining issue – and a crisis could help them | George Eaton | New Statesman
  4. Will ANYONE admit they're in the ruling class? | Craig Brown | The Daily Mail
  5. Why the search for a head of the child abuse inquiry has proved so contentious | Andreas Whittam Smith | The Independent
  6. The NHS needs the courage to adapt and survive | Nigel Edwards | The Independent
  7. Why a drop in the core GCSE pass rate is a good thing | Nick Gibb | The Daily Telegraph
  8. In Scotland the old politics have crumbled, as they once did in Ireland | Martin Kettle | The Guardian
  9. We must face down the EU establishment | Bill Cash MP | ConservativeHome
  10. Brave as lions but poorly led – the British heroes of Helmand | Peter Oborne | The Daily Telegraph

Today's Five at Five

  1. It’s not just Ukip that’s changing Cameron’s mind about immigration | James Forsyth | Coffee House
  2. NHS: Where will the money come from? | Nick Robinson | BBC
  3. The thinking behind Miliband's five-point plan on immigration | George Eaton | The Staggers
  4. Unleashing Metro Growth—What the U.K.’s City Growth Commission can teach the U.S. | Bruce Katz | Brookings Institution
  5. Tebbit shows that Tory cruelty and prejudice run as deep as ragwort roots | Harry Leslie Smith | The Guardian

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  1. Gove's dog-whistle politics Gove's dog-whistle politics

    The long weeks of campaigning are over and the results are finally in. Rob Flello's Diesel is sai... Read on...

  2. Cats and dogs
  3. Boris hacking storm
  4. Absentee ballot
  5. Clacton-on-Seabiscuit

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