Web Only: the best of the blogs

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Cameron won't abandon his NHS reforms.

1. David Cameron has shed too much blood to back down on health reform

The PM met with Nick Clegg and Andrew Lansley yesterday, and they agreed to press on, reveals the Telegraph's Benedict Brogan.

2. Should Labour be doing better?

The drift of Lib Dem support to Labour could yet prove enough for the party to win, says UK Polling Report's Anthony Wells.

3. Where has the pro-EU camp gone?

Even Britain's pro-EU institutions have become increasingly Eurosceptic, notes Daniel Korski at Coffee House.

4. Blaming the Victims of Inequality

Paul Krugman argues that the sudden fuss about values is a distraction from the issue of soaring incomes at the top.

5. More cutbacks mean more riots?

At Next Left, Peter Taylor-Gooby says there is a direct link between the cuts and social disorder.

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The NS Podcast #230: It's (New) Party Time

The New Statesman podcast.

Helen is joined by Anoosh to consider whether a new political party would have any chance of success in the UK. Then they discuss the TV shows everyone really likes to watch but doesn't admit to and analyse why the quality of Don't Tell The Bride has declined. Finally, a bumper You Asked Us section including listener questions on social care, punching Nazis, the Tory economic agenda and more.

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Further reading:

The NS centenary debate from 2013 - did the left win the twentieth century?

Meet the Ivanka Voter by Anne Helen Petersen on Buzzfeed.

Anoosh on the EDL.

Why is Love Island so Tory?

How Don't Tell the Bride lost its spark

Take Me Out and the failures of feminism by Alan White.