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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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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

Articles to read if you're sick of michellania:

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