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The five must-read posts from today, on Greenpeace, Steve Hilton and expenses.
Sunny Hundal reveals that the UK Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom praised the French sinking of the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior.
Left Foot Forward's Will Straw publishes data showing that the worst expenses offenders have safer seats than other MPs.
Paul Waugh blogs about Gordon Brown's statement that Tony Blair will play a "major role" in the next election. Waugh says Labour strategists are keen not to repeat Al Gore's mistake in failing to use Bill Clinton effectively for his presidential campaign.
The FT's Westminster blog publishes two more missives by the Conservative strategy director to Tory MPs.
The Telegraph's James Kirkup reports on an encounter with David Chaytor, one of the MPs facing criminal charges over expenses, and says he betrayed not a flicker of anxiety or unease.