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The five must-read posts from today, on James Purnell, the euro and the Sun

1. What the Sun won't tell you

Will Straw at Left Foot Forward analyses the Sun's latest poll results, revealing loaded questions.

2. Purnell goes beyond the limits of New Labour

At Next Left, Sunder Katwala analyses James Purnell's article in this morning's Guardian.

3. Europe's OK; the euro isn't

Paul Krugman argues that the costs of the euro are proving much higher than optimists claimed.

4. Boris Johnson removes hundreds of police officers

At Tory Troll, Adam Bienkov lays bare Boris Johnson's self-contradiction.

5. Harriet Harman IS Nicola Murray

Harriet Harman, in a speech frighteningly reminiscent of The Thick of It, has coined a new word. Paul Waugh tells us all about it.

 

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Word of the week: Owened

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

 

In a week where Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election for a second time, the word of the week is:

Owened (verb)

To be totally publicly humiliated.

Origin:

Jonn Elledge

Usage: 

"LOL, Owened."

"Corbyn totally Owened Smith when it came to the Isis question."

"You thought you'd win, but you were Owened."

Articles to read if you got Owened:

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