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The five must-read blogs from today on Alistair Darling, The Wire and immigration.

1. Alistair Darling - Labour's Caretaker Leader In Waiting

Iain Martin says that Alistair Darling's humour and experience make him the frontrunner to become Labour's caretaker leader.

2. Conservative candidate posted racist slur on blog

Political Scrapbook reports on the latest online slur by a Conservative candidate. Stuart Penketh, the PPC for Ellesmere Port and Neston, remarked: "Why when I walk through Radcliffe town centre (what's left of it), past the canal do I feel a Gook is gonna sniper me [sic]".

3. So David Cameron does watch The Wire - debate speech seems modelled on Mayor Carcetti's

At the Guardian, Paul Owen looks at the similarities between David Cameron's closing speech last night and an address by Mayor Carcetti from the Wire.

4. Is a Tory majority heading back to evens?

At PoliticalBetting, Mike Smithson reports on a sharp movement back to a Tory majority in the betting markets.

5. Cam's immigration cap: do the numbers stack up?

At Left Foot Forward, Sarah Mulley says that the Tories' immigration cap policy is meaningless until they set out the level at which the cap would be set.

 

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