Politics 12 July 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, including Boris Johnson, the Iraq inquiry and Trident. Print HTML 1. Is Boris engaged in a bid to raise his profile? As Boris Johnson prepares to challenge cuts to London's £7bn budget, the FT's Jim Pickard reports that the mayor has told his team he needs some "new" campaigns to raise his profile. 2. Peter Mandelson's tell-not-quite-all memoirs The Economist's Bagehot says the surprising thing about Mandelson's memoirs is how closely the "inside" account matches the account already familiar from the press. 3. The man behind the Iraq inquiry Paul Waugh explains why, without the former UN diplomat Carne Ross, the Iraq inquiry may never have happened at all. 4. What next on Trident? Liberal Democrat Voice's Mark Pack says Trident's future is still up in the air, but there's a welcome emphasis on the role non-nuclear forces need to play. 5. Diane Abbott launches new hyper-visual website At LabourList, Alex Smith reports on the launch of the leadership candidate's "stylish and very visual" new website. Subscription offer: Get 12 issues for just £12 PLUS a free copy of "The Idea of Justice" by Amartya Sen. › Ed Balls declares: Labour’s cuts would have been too savage Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?