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The five must-read blogs from today, including why the markets don't care about Hester's bonus.

1. The markets don't care about Hester's bonus

Over at Left Foot Forward, Alex Hern disputes today's story that RBS shares have fallen as a result of Hester waiving his bonus.

2. Stephen Hester's decision leaves David Cameron substantially weakened

Benedict Brogan argues that Cameron's equivocation has given wings to the anti-capitalist campaign.

3. The "scarce talent" con

Stumbling and Mumbling's Chris Dillow criticises the standard argument that CEOs' high pay reflects the scarcity of managerial talent.

4. David Cameron - nightmare of Angela Merkel and Iain Duncan Smith

The prime minister is walking a tightrope as he seeks to remain friends with the German chancellor and the eurosceptic former Tory leader, says the Guardian's Nicholas Watt.

5. Who we're winning back (and why)

More 2010 Lib Dem voters now back Labour than back the Lib Dems, notes Luke Akehurst at Labour List.

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