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The five must-read blogs from today, including Ken's comeback and Berlusconi's crackdown

1. PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson predicts that the "formidable" Ken Livingstone will triumph in the 2012 mayoral election.

2. Liberal Conspiracy reports that Silvio Berlusconi's government is tabling emergency measures to ban websites and online groups that celebrated Sunday's attack.

3. LabourList features John Prescott's video diary from Copenhagen.

4. Over at Left Foot Forward, Ed Jacobs reports on concerns over a "£134m black hole" in Scotland's health budget.

5. Guido reveals that CCHQ held a lunchtime meeting for Tory bloggers earlier today.