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The top five posts from this weekend, on China, John Terry and Angela Merkel.

1. China is a very bad model for the left

At Liberal Conspiracy, Paul Sagar attacks left-wingers who admire the Chinese model of development. The country's phenomenal growth is achieved by systematically denying the civil and economic rights of its people.

2. Why's this been pulled from the Sky News paper review?

PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson wonders whether the Mail on Sunday's front page was pulled from the Sky News website under orders from No 10. The paper reports on claims that Gordon Brown physically attacked a member of his staff.

3. What Dave should be asked about JT

David Cameron should be asked why John Terry, worth an estimated £17m, merits the Tories' pro-marriage tax break, says Sunder Katwala.

4. Disagreements with conservative base upset Merkel's second term

ConservativeHome looks at five factors damaging Angela Merkel's second term as German chancellor.

5. John McFall to stand down

J Arthur MacNumpty looks at the possible runners to replace John McFall, Labour MP for West Dunbartonshire.


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