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The five must-read posts from today, on BNP “voters”, Ed Balls’s seat, and the fallout from Bigotgat

1. "Real voters" on BNP leaflets are all candidates

Over at Left Foot Forward, Shamik Das reveals that support for the British National Party is so strong that four "voters" pictured on BNP leaflets for Tunbridge Wells are actually parliamentary candidates for the party.

2. Does it really suit the Tories for Ed Balls to lose his seat? No.

The Tories may be hoping to "decapitate" Ed Balls, but surely it would be better to have him around causing trouble for Labour, says Iain Martin on the Wall Street Journal blogs.

3. What did Gordon think Mrs Duffy said?

Paul Waugh explores the theory that Gordon Brown may have thought Gillian Duffy said of immigrants: "Where are they fucking from?"

4. Another consequence of Bigotgate: airtime

With the epic coverage of "Bigotgate", the other parties are now legally entitled to extra broadcasting time, says Daniel Finkelstein.

5. An unfortunate juxtaposition of posters

The Tories -- one big Eighties party? It has to be seen to be believed.

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