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The top five posts from today on climate change scepticism, "Political X Factor" and more

1. Liberal Conspiracy attacks the Times for distorting the findings of a climate change opinion poll.

2.. Left Foot Forward's Shamik Das reports on new research that shows hospital cleaners give greater value to society than City bankers.

3..The Guardian's Michael White gives short shrift to Simon Cowell's plans for a "Political X Factor".

4.Over at Next Left, Sunder Katwala recalls the Tories' past hikes in VAT.

5. Paul Waugh discovers that the final PMQs of the year will be between Harriet Harman and William Hague.

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The NS Podcast #150: Englishness, X-men and Equality

The New Statesman podcast.

This week, Helen and Stephen try their best not to talk about the EU. Instead they turn to Boris Johnson’s media strategy, MP’s expenses, and Labour and the idea of Englishness. They go down-the-line to the Lobby with George Eaton. Then Henry Zeffman joins to discuss the politics of the new X-men movie. You also ask us: what does the future hold for the Women’s Equality Party? (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton, Henry Zeffman)

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