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The five must-read posts from today, including where Ken needs to improve.

1. Ten weeks to London's election: where Ken needs to improve

Ken needs to reassure Labour supporters that he can deliver on his promises, says Leo Barasi at Liberal Conspiracy.

2. Where have all the women gone?

Jon Snow bemoans the fact that the media remains anachronistically male dominated.

3. Euro Agonistes

Paul Krugman discusses the agonising position of Europe's troubled peripheral economies.

4. Grayling hits back in Tesco row

In an exclusive, Paul Waugh shares an open letter from Chris Grayling to Polly Toynbee, rebutting her criticism of workfare.

5. I hate to say I told you so: speed of light is still unbroken

The Telegraph's Tom Chivers blogs on the disproved finding that neutrinos are faster than the speed of light.

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Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?

The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for International Trade.

Only Nixon, it is said, could have gone to China. Only a politician with the impeccable Commie-bashing credentials of the 37th President had the political capital necessary to strike a deal with the People’s Republic of China.

Theresa May’s great hope is that only Liam Fox, the newly-installed Secretary of State for International Trade, has the Euro-bashing credentials to break the news to the Brexiteers that a deal between a post-Leave United Kingdom and China might be somewhat harder to negotiate than Vote Leave suggested.

The biggest item on the agenda: striking a deal that allows Britain to stay in the single market. Elsewhere, Fox should use his political capital with the Conservative right to wait longer to sign deals than a Remainer would have to, to avoid the United Kingdom being caught in a series of bad deals. 

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. He usually writes about politics.