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The five must-read blogs from today -- on a Lib-Lab pact, Lord Ashcroft and more

1. Dave Osler says that even though he will need a lot of convincing to support a Lib-Lab pact, any sacrifice might be worth it if it keeps the Tories out.

2. Robert Peston explores whether a Tobin tax could fund the transition to a low-carbon economy.

3. Gary Gibbon calls on the Lib Dems to produce documentary evidence for their claim that Lord Ashcroft is a "non-dom".

4. Over at Coffee House, Lloyd Evans says William Hague was a washout at PMQs today.

5. Paul Waugh records Ed Balls's joke about Yvette Cooper and the Chancellor.

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