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The five must-read posts from today, on airbrushing, Europe and parliament_spy

1. Tories and unionists: what is David Cameron planning?

Henry McDonald blogs at the Guardian about nationalists' reactions to revelations that the Conservatives have held secret talks in England with both the Ulster Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist Party.

2. Lib Dem MPs split on Euro referendum?

Stephen Tall at Liberal Democrat Voice blogs on reports of disagreements over a Lisbon Treaty referendum.

3. Tories search for new ad chief after Cameron airbrushing furore

Following the Tories' disastrous poster campaign, Public Affairs Central notes that the party is advertising for a "General Election Brand Communications Manager".

4. After the Robinson affair, is a deal on policing and justice within reach?

At Left Foot Forward, Ed Jacobs discusses the state of play with the devolution of policing powers to Northern Ireland.

5. Parliament's Twitter spy is back

James Kirkup celebrates the return of the crowd-sourced gossip project parliament_spy (now called Eye Spy MP) to Twitter.


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