Politics 8 January 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read posts from today, on shadow cabinet elections and Miliband Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Shadow cabinet elections -- they haven't gone away you know Paul Waugh reminds us that shadow cabinet elections will return if the Tories win and reveals that some Labour MPs are already planning how to gain election. 2. Snow case for big government? Over at Next Left, Sunder Katwala points out that while politicians may damn "big government", most decide that we need a lot more of it when it snows. 3. Payrolls and paradigms Paul Krugman argues that the latest US job figures are further evidence those who argued the fiscal stimulus was too small were right. 4. Is David Miliband the biggest loser from attempted coup? Sunny Hundal says that David Miliband -- a "stunted technocrat" -- has to find a way to change the media narrative about himself. 5. Why doesn't Brown "do a Major"? PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson says a "back me or sack me" vote on Brown would be better than the current mess. Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter › How was Labour polling before Brown? Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles What the debate over troops on the streets is missing The problems with ending encryption to fight terrorism How long will general election campaigning be suspended after the Manchester attack?