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The five must-read blogs from today, including why Horsegate matters.

1. Anatomy of a horse story

Labour List's Mark Ferguson notes David Cameron's previous denial that he rode THAT horse.

2. Horsegate: what it tells us and why it matters

The story again highlights how Cameron got much too close to the Chipping Norton set, says Iain Martin.

3. Coalition struggles to find the ignition switch ahead of Budget day

On economic growth, the Tories and the Lib Dems are not on the same page, says the FT's Jim Pickard.

4. Devo disunity

The trouble with the Unionist cause is that it's so disunited, notes Coffee House's Peter Hoskin.

5. It's time to end the Tory war on multiculturalism (reprise)

Ethnic minority voters are one of the Tories' biggest strategic weaknesses, says Paul Goodman at ConservativeHome.

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