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The five must-read posts from today, on Cameron's diaries, crowdsourcing and Cuba.

1. Two cheers for George Osborne

Next Left's Sunder Katwala praises the Tory shadow chancellor for defying right-wing convention by agreeing that the state should seek to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor.

2. David Cameron's Diaries: "Head bangers" and "wife beaters"

At LabourList, Gabe Trodd selects highlights from Cameron's old diary for the Guardian, including a tense encounter with David Davis and the "wife-beater" question.

3. Amateur hour: Crowdsourcing the campaign

Over at the BBC, Rory Cellan-Jones considers what the impact of the internet will be on this election. Crowdsourcing is probably just another forum, as we've yet to see the evidence that the amateurs can do as good a job as the professionals.

4. Lawson: Scrap "absurd" Climate Change Act

Nigel Lawson has called for the Climate Change Act to be scrapped in order to allow a third runway at Heathrow, reports Will Straw. That won't go down well with David Cameron.

5. Derek Simpson and Cuba

Paul Waugh questions why the Unite leader is calling for "better relations" with Cuba, given the country's record on trade-union rights.

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