Politics 8 June 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, on cuts, the English Defence League and Turkey. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Britain second only to Ireland in size of cuts required The FT's Alex Barker publishes data from Fitch showing that only Ireland needs to make larger spending cuts than Britain. 2. Johnny Adair to help Paul Ray and Nick Greger take over English Defence League? Richard Bartholomew blogs on rumours that the EDL could be seeking ties with Northern Irish loyalists. 3. Turkey's Gaza strategy is designed to boost its influence Channel 4's Lindsey Hilsum says that the Turkish PM's outrage over Gaza isn't an uncontrolled outburst of emotion, but part of a strategy to reposition Turkey as an important power in the Middle East. 4. Balls's EU immigration claims don't stand up At Left Foot Forward, Sarah Mulley challenges Ed Balls's claim that immigration has depressed domestic wages. 5. The undecided Labour Uncut provides a helpful list of the 42 MPs yet to declare for or nominate a leadership candidate. Special subscription offer: Get 12 issues for £12 plus a free copy of Andy Beckett's "When the Lights Went Out". › US “Super Tuesday” primary elections to watch Subscribe More Related articles I represent a Leave constituency - but I want to delay triggering Brexit The SNP thinks it knows how to kill hard Brexit Supreme Court gives MPs a vote on Brexit – but who are the real winners?