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The five must-read posts from today, on Vote Match, YouGov and mephedrone.

1. Is Vote Match right?

Iain Dale wonders whether the website's questions are incorrectly weighted, after his test results indicate that he should vote Ukip.

2. Why's the Telegraph turning on its former pollster?

PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson explains YouGov's methodology, in the light of an attack by the Telegraph on the polling group for "overstating" popular support for Labour.

3. David Howarth writes . . . Now is the time to reform our penal policy

Over at Liberal Democrat Voice, the MP David Howarth writes about the desperate need for reform of the prison system, which is near crisis point.

4. Forward to the past! Charlie Leadbeater and Phillip Blond lead the way

At openDemocracy, William Davies discusses Leadbeater's new pamphlet, Digging for the Future, and the yearning for radicalism evident in this and other ideas circulating at the moment.

5. Drugs adviser quits! "Little or no discussion" on drug

Another drugs adviser has quit over the banning of mephedrone. At Liberal Conspiracy, Sunny Hundal publishes the full resignation letter.

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