Web Only: the best of the blogs

The five must-read blogs from today on the shadow cabinet, tuition fees and the Lib Dems.

1. Shadow cabinet: why strategy triumphed over the necessity

Over at Liberal Conspiracy, Seph Brown explains why Ed Balls, Yvette Cooper and Alan Johnson ended up where they did.

2. Tuition fees: Tories ready to go it alone

Benedict Brogan says the Tories are prepared to try and raise tuition fees without the support of the Lib Dems.

3. Why no space in Labour for those with names beyond M?

PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson explains why all of the nineteen shadow cabinet winners had surnames in the first half of the alphabet.

4. Ed wants to steal our clothes

At Liberal Democrat Voice, Richard Morris argues that Ed Miliband is attempting to wipe out the Lib Dems by stealing their message.

5. David Cameron: rap head

Finally, Guardian Politics sets David Cameron's rap-like speech to an appropriately urban soundtrack.

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