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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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Britain's largest communications union to affiliate to Momentum

The CWU, one of Corbyn's earliest backers, will formally affliate to the organisation.

One of Labour’s largest trade unions is set to affiliate to Momentum after the ruling executive of the Communications Workers Union voted unanimously to join the organisation.

The CWU, Britain’s largest communications union and the fifth largest affiliate to Labour, was one of the earliest backers of Jeremy Corbyn. 

Dave Ward, the union’s general secretary, told the New Statesman that “the general election showed the value of Momentum as part of the wider labour movement”, and that the body, which emerged out of Jeremy Corbyn’s 2015 leadership campaign, was now “a major political force in the UK”, saying it had a  “key role to play in securing a transformative Labour government”.

The NEC’s vote will now go to a ratifying vote by the CWU’s annual conference. 

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics.