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The five must-read posts from this weekend, on the green movement, the IMF and the 2014 election.

1. Tory plan to win in 2014

John Rentoul blogs about David Cameron's plan to make constituency sizes equal and says it will, assuming the Tories win the election, make it much harder for Labour to come back in 2014.

2. The climate movement at a crossroads

At Left Foot Forward, Guy Shrubsole considers how the green movement can overcome the crisis of confidence triggered by Copenhagen and "Climategate".

3. Is Tim Montgomerie the most dangerous man in the blogosphere?

Sunder Katwala ask if Tory modernisers are right to fear the influence ConservativeHome's Montgomerie enjoys over party activists.

4. Was this, in effect, the first of the TV debates?

The joint appearance of all three main parties' health spokesmen on today's Politics Show was an important forerunner for the planned TV debates, says PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson.

5. Denis Healey and the man behind Britain's IMF bailout

Gary Gibbon blogs about meeting Dr Johannes Witteveen, the man in charge of the IMF during its British bailout in 1976.

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