Politics 3 February 2012 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read pieces from today, including Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. The strange survival of Labour England Talk to any Tory, and it's hard to find any who thinks the 2015 election is in the bag, says Fraser Nelson at Coffee House. 2. UK's unemployment record looking less impressive While other countries are reducing unemployment, Britain's dole queues are lengthening, notes Richard Exell at the Touchstone blog. 3. If Chris Huhne goes to prison the Coalition will suffer If found guilty Huhne will have caused the coalition more trouble than all the political trickery his colleagues suspect him of, says the Telegraph's Benedict Brogan. 4. In defence of social democracy Responding to David Miliband's New Statesman essay, Kevin Hickson argues that traditional Labour values are now more relevant than Blairism. 5. Paddy Ashdown's eight steps to winning a Parliamentary constituency Mark Pack says Paddy Ashdown's 1976 guide to getting elected has stood the test of time. › Friday caption competition Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The public like radical policies, but they aren't so keen on radical politicians Theresa May dodges difficult questions about social care and NHS in Andrew Neil interview Why is Labour surging in Wales?