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Top 10 most-read blogs from the last week

Game of Thrones, Jon Stewart, wrestling and workfare.

Game of Thrones: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Photograph: Getty Images

1. Game of Thrones and the Good Ruler complex

There are many problems with this series, but subtlety isn’t one of them. | Laurie Penny

2. Video: Golden Dawn spokesman attacks left-wing politicians on live TV

Far-right politician faces arrest after assault of Communist Party member on talk-show. | Samira Shackle

3. Jon Stewart mocks the Jubilee pomp

Would a British comedian have been allowed to do this? | Helen Lewis

4. Lembit Opik hospitalised by wrestler

Former Lib Dem MP stretchered out of the ring after ill-advised bout. | George Eaton

5. Workfare casts a shadow over the Jubilee

A symbol of a divided nation. | George Eaton

6. Twitter goes trademark crazy

DO NOT MANIPULATE THE BIRD | Alex Hern

7. The questions that must be answered over the unpaid stewards

Is the Work Programme fit for purpose? | Kerry McCarthy

8. I'm proud to be a member of the "Humourless Left"

Is the Jubilee fawning really what we do better than anyone else? If so, is that something to be proud of? | Steven Baxter

9. Cameron’s treatment of Warsi shows his blind spot

The PM is in danger of confirming the suspicion that the Tories are a rich men's club. | Rafael Behr

10. Caption competition: politicians at the Jubilee service

Oh, George, what have you done to your hair? | George Eaton