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The five must-read posts from today, on Northern Ireland, Labour's hard left and student activism.

1. Stormont votes on policing and justice

At Left Foot Forward, Ed Jacobs discusses the main issues raised by today's vote on devolving power-sharing.

2. Where did the Labour hard left go?

John Rentoul is puzzled by the lack of activity on the party's far left.

3. Student activism growing

Over at Liberal Conspiracy, Adam Ramsay reports on growing political engagement and activism among the young.

4. Brown's political spokesman on shortlist for Barnsley East seat

Gordon Brown's spokesman Michael Dugher is in the running for an ultra-safe Labour seat, reports the FT's Jim Pickard.

5. A cooler cup of tea

Sunder Katwala reports on an apparent outbreak of centrist sensiblism from Daniel Hannan, the leading advocate of a British Tea Party movement.

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