Web Only: the best of the blogs
The five must-read blogs from today, on Miliband, Tory co-ops and Muslim Trots.
David Miliband's reported plan to tour the country in an effort to build support for a leadership bid is highly dangerous, argues PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson.
Conservative co-operatives are a bold idea that few workers will want to take up in practice, writes the FT's Alex Barker.
Elsewhere, in a guest post at LabourList, Tessa Jowell argues that the failure of the Conservative Co-operative movement proves that the Tories have no idea what co-operative values mean.
Daniel Finkelstein says the Spectator editor underestimates how politically and technically difficult it would be would be for the Tories to carry out major spending cuts. "The party is not the paramilitary wing of an op-ed column," he writes.
Dave Osler responds to Ed Husain's New Statesman article and rejects his comparison between Islamism and Trotskyism.