The Staggers 31 May 2012 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, including the scramble to announce a charity tax U-turn. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. The scramble to announce a charity tax u-turn Someone decided that the day that Jeremy Hunt appeared at the Leveson inquiry would be a good day to bury bad news, says Kiran Stacey at FT Westminster. 2. George Osborne has locked himself into an austerity cage. Now it threatens to destroy his career The economy is collapsing, and the Chancellor can't move, even though all rational analysis says he needs to. 3. Krugman savages the austerians with embarrassing ease Left Foot Forward's Shamik Das posts footage of the economist's Newsnight duel. 4. Is Sinn Fein really a party of the left? A progressive party is rejecting modest tax increases on wealthy corporations, writes Evan O’Quigley at Liberal Conspiracy. 5. Louise Mensch accidentally accuses Hunt of misleading parliament Hunt’s suggestion that he should meet with Cable was a clear attempt to lobby someone acting in a quasi-judicial position, notes Political Scrapbook. › Review: Goodbye, First Love Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!