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Web Only: the best of the blogs

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Cameron should bring back the 10p tax rate.

1. Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourself: war between Iran and Israel is coming

There is far too little discussion in the UK about the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran, says Liberal Conspiracy's Sunny Hundal.

2. Big Society ambassador blames cuts for closure of his charity

Political Scrapbook notes that former Tory candidate Shaun Bailey has blamed the "tough funding environment" for the demise of MyGeneration.

3. The right tax cut

Labour List's Mark Ferguson argues that the coalition should reintroduce the 10p tax rate.

4. Can Alex Salmond ease the economic concerns of Scottish voters?

Salmond's biggest problem is that the propsect of Scottish independence leaves voters feeling less economically optimistic, says PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson.

5. So how much do you really like The Smiths, Dave?

Finally, Coffee House's Sebastian Payne notes Johnny Marr's pledge to reform The Smiths once David Cameron steps down.

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