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The five must-read posts from today, on Eton, voter turnout and gay rights.

1. David Cameron's Eton schooldays

Paul Waugh reports on a new book, out next month, that gives a fictitious account of the Tory leader's days at school.

2. The great turnout quandary

Turnout will rise to between 65 and 70 per cent at the next election, predicts PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson.

3. The Oscars adopt the Alternative Vote

At Next Left, Sunder Katwala blogs on electoral reform . . . at the Oscars.

4. James Purnell's confusion on markets

Liberal Conspiracy's Chris Dillow argues that Purnell's belief that politicans can intervene both to override markets and to build new ones is naive.

5. Gay rights -- what will you believe: the Tory spin or the Tory voting record?

Stephen Tall at Liberal Democrat Voice looks at the Conservatives' voting record on gay issues, and questions whether they will seriously advance gay equality if they come into power.

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Donald Trump tweets he is “saddened” – but not about the earthquake in Mexico

Barack Obama and Jeremy Corbyn sent messages of sympathy to Mexico. 

A devastating earthquake in Mexico has killed at least 217 people, with rescue efforts still going on. School children are among the dead.

Around the world, politicians have been quick to offer their sympathy, not least Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose wife hails from Mexico. He tweeted: "My thoughts are with all those affected by today's earthquake in Mexico. Pensando en todos los afectados por el terremoto en México hoy" in the early hours of the morning, UK time.

Barack Obama may no longer be an elected politician, but he too offered a heartfelt message to those suffering, and like Corbyn, he wrote some of it in Spanish. "Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos," he tweeted. 

But what about the man now installed in the White House, Donald Trump? The Wall Builder-in-Chief was not idle on Tuesday night - in fact, he shared a message to the world via Twitter an hour after Obama. He too was "saddened" by what he had heard on Tuesday evening, news that he dubbed "the worst ever".

Yes, that's right. The Emmys viewing figures.

"I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever," he tweeted. "Smartest people of them all are the "DEPLORABLES."

No doubt Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto will get round to offering the United States his commiserations soon. 

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