The Staggers 21 December 2009 Web Only: the best of the blogs Today's five must-read blogs, on the 2012 London mayoral race, the electoral system and the Taxpayer Print HTML 1. At LabourList, Will Straw discusses the threat that the right-wing network of sceptics and deniers poses to the environmental movement. 2. Sunder Katwala of Liberal Conspiracy casts doubt on the possibility of Boris Johnson ducking out of the 2012 London mayoral race in order to pursue the Conservative leadership. 3. Meanwhile, David Hughes at the Telegraph speculates that Lord Mandelson could put himself forward for the position of London mayor. 4. David Cameron's plan to remove anti-Tory bias from the electoral system by cutting the number of MPs by 65 "won't work", according to two academic studies. Andrew Sparrow at the Guardian discusses the arguments. 5. Stephen Tall at Liberal Democrat Voice mounts a (partial) defence of the Taxpayers' Alliance. Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter. › Exclusive: Brown told Mandelson "you can go to Brussels" From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles 7 problems with the Snooper’s Charter, according to the experts The buck doesn't stop with Grant Shapps - and probably shouldn't stop with Lord Feldman, either The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean?