Politics 18 December 2009 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs for today, including Nick Clegg two years on, Labour's legacy, and . . . ti Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Shamik Das at Left Foot Forward reveals that a Tory press release claiming that the Ministry of Justice has banned tinsel was a hoax. 2. At LabourList, Oli de Botton discusses the news that white working-class boys are falling behind in school, and the problems this poses for progressives. 3. Liberal Democrat Voice has opinions from Iain Roberts and Neil Stockley on the second anniversary of Nick Clegg's leadership, plus an analysis of his poll ratings. 4. Peter Hoskin at Coffee House makes the case (from the right) for John Hutton as a "hero" of New Labour. 5. Should Labour apologise for its mistakes? Andrew Sparrow of the Guardian summarises the arguments. Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter › The mood darkens as civil society is shut out of COP15 Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The problem with Theresa May's Brexit message is that isn't true Is Labour really as doomed as it seems? The polls have got it wrong before If the cuts are necessary, where's Philip Hammond's deficit target gone?