Politics 5 March 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, on Labour's campaigning, immigration tactics and Brown at Chilc Print HTML 1. Counting Labour's comeback Left Foot Forward has seen internal Labour campaigning numbers which show that activists have spoken to 655,000 voters in 2010. This could equate to 57,000 extra votes, crucial in a campaign where Labour will be defending 20 seats with majorities of below 1,000. 2. CCHQ approves strong immigration message for campaigning ConservativeHome's Tim Montgomerie says David Cameron has agreed to allow immigration to become a central theme of campaigning, especially in target seats. The language will be tougher, too. 3. YouGov points to disproportionate swing in Wales A new YouGov poll of Westminster voting intentions in Wales points to a 6.6 per cent swing to the Tories since the May 2005 general election, notes Mike Smithson on PoliticalBetting. 4. Defeat, where is thy sting? "While I didn't win, I've come out of the Gateshead selection incredibly upbeat." Hopi Sen on his failed attempt to become a PPC. 5. Brown rattles off the numerical artillery Did Gordon Brown give the MoD enough money to fight the Iraq war? Gary Gibbon, watching the PM's performance at the Chilcot inquiry, says "Brown rattled off figures at a rate that had the stenographer truly taxed". Sign up now to CommentPlus for the pick of the day's opinion, comment and analysis in your inbox at 8am. › Shock! Horror! Tory lead in the marginals also gets slashed . . . Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?