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The five must-read blogs from today, including the Germany-bashing at Davos.

1. 'Radical' Cameron joins in the Davos Germany-bashing

Germany's approach is being critiqued left, right, and centre, notes Channel 4's Faisal Islam.

2. Some thoughts on raising the personal allowance

Any stimulus that might actually have some impact on growth should be welcomed, says Duncan Weldon at the Touchstone blog.

3. What does George Osborne get in return for Nick Clegg's tax cut?

A Conservative Chancellor should be wary of accepting the redistributive logic behind Clegg's scheme, says the Telegraph's Benedict Brogan.

4. United we stand - keep the link

At Labour Uncut, John Spellar argues that this is no time for the unions to distance themselves from Labour.

5. Busting the means testing myth

Reducing the universality of benefits ultimately harms the very poorest in society, says Andrew Harrop at Left Foot Forward.