Politics Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, on gay rights, older voters and Osborne's tax dodge. Print HTML 1. Cameron fails to say he's for "gay or straight" 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. 2. Will it be older voters that finally do for Mr Brown? PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson reports on a new poll that gives the Tories a 22 per cent lead among the over-55s. 3. Has Osborne kept open the "Geoffrey Howe dodge" on VAT? 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. 4. What happens in wash-up -- and what will happen to the Digital Economy Bill? Liberal Democrat Voice's Mark Pack looks at the bills that are likely to emerge intact from the "wash-up" period. 5. "The worst government in history" 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. Sign up now to CommentPlus for the pick of the day's opinion, comment and analysis in your inbox at 8am, every weekday. › Corin Redgrave 1939-2010 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles Banishing safe seats, and other proposals to bridge the democratic divide No, Jeremy Corbyn is not antisemitic – but the left should be wary of who he calls friends Can power-sharing in Northern Ireland be saved?