Politics 25 November 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read posts from today on the student protests, Labour's in-fighting, and Palin's popul Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Student protests: class is back in British politics - middle class It makes economic sense for middle class schoolchildren who intend to go to university to protest against the proposed rise in tuition fees, says Michael White. 2. Spontaneous, massive and militant Leninology discusses yesterday's protests, which had almost no backing at all from big left-wing organisations. 3. Wanted: A (new) Labour General Secretary Over at Left Futures, Mark Seddon responds to Dan Hodges' piece in last week's NS, arguing that the public is not interested in Labour's navel-gazing. 4. Osborne's regressive VAT bombshell is both mad & bad Over at Labour Uncut, Sally Bercow argues that the VAT increase will delay the economic recovery and put jobs at risk. 5. Why is Palin so popular? Ian Leslie of the Marbury blog questions why Sarah Palin has such a following. › John Pilger's books of the year Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles What the debate over troops on the streets is missing The problems with ending encryption to fight terrorism How long will general election campaigning be suspended after the Manchester attack?