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The five must-read blogs from today, on tax, Steve Hilton and Guantanamo

1. Young and poor among losers of Conservative marriage policy

Over at Left Foot Forward, Will Straw says that the Tory proposal to support marriage through the tax system is likely to be regressive and penalise the young and the poor.

2. Tories in a total tangle on tax

And the right aren't much happier. In the Wall Street Journal blogs, Iain Martin argues that the Tories "frightened of their own shadows" have failed to deliver a clear message on tax.

3. The Steve Hilton Strategy Bulletins

The FT's Westminster blog publishes the emails from Steve Hilton that provoked such disdain from Tory MPs.

4. What happens now to Guantanamo?

Over at Liberal Conspiracy, Andy Worthingon gives us an update on the Obama administration's "stumbling progress" towards closing Guantanamo Bay.

5. Does outdoor advertising make a difference?

PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson says that, provided they can get their message right, the Tories' bigger budgets should give them the edge over Labour.


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