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The five must-read blogs from today, on immigration, Fox News and WikiLeaks.

1. OBR: immigration cap will make no difference

The FT's Alex Barker flags up the OBR prediction that David Cameron's cap on immigration will fail to reduce net migration.

2. Fox News claims anti-fees protests were "rebellion against big government"

Murdoch's US news channel used footage of the student protests as evidence of a revolt against "big government", reports Left Foot Forward.

3. Forget the Hound Dog, worry about "unsymmetric" warfare

Paul Waugh says we should be more worried about North Korea's arsenal than lecherous Labour ministers.

4. Laffer curves for footballers

Complaints that higher taxes will backfire don't apply to Premiership footballers, argues Stumbling and Mumbling's Chris Dillow.

5. Does the British media hate the NHS?

Over at Liberal Conspiracy, "Dr AlienfromZOG" accuses the media of failing to report on improvements in the health service.