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The five must-read blogs from today, including why Boris has slipped behind Ken.

1. Why Boris Johnson has slipped behind Ken Livingstone

The election is still very much Boris's to lose, but if he carries on like this then he will lose it, says Adam Bienkov.

2. Will the health bill increase private activity in the NHS?

Andrew Lansley has said that his reforms will protect the NHS. Polly Curtis factchecks his claim.

3. Osborne may well be saved by Labour on the IMF

FT Westminster's Kiran Stacey notes that Labour could well resist the temptation to embarrass the PM and Chancellor in the Commons.

4. Labour can punish the government's complacency on crime

The Westminster village can lose sight of the fact that law and order remains consistently high on the list of public concerns, writes Matt Cavanagh at Labour Uncut.

5. Watch: Rees-Mogg argues for Somerset timezone

Liberal Conspiracy shares a video of the Tory MP making a rather unusual argument.