Web Only: the best of the blogs
The five must-read blogs from today, on gay rights, older voters and Osborne's tax dodge.
Over at Left Foot Forward, Shamik Das notes that despite the Tories briefing that David Cameron would declare that he was for "gay or straight" in his speech today, the line didn't make it in.
PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson reports on a new poll that gives the Tories a 22 per cent lead among the over-55s.
The Tory shadow chancellor may have said that he has "no plans" to raise VAT but, says Sunder Katwala, history teaches us to be wary of Tory tax pledges.
Liberal Democrat Voice's Mark Pack looks at the bills that are likely to emerge intact from the "wash-up" period.
The Public and Commercial Services union leader Mark Serwotka's description of the Labour government as "the worst in history" deserves a prize for "bone-headed madness", writes John Rentoul.
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