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The five must-read blogs from today, including the search for a Lords reform trade-off.

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1. Search for a Lords reform trade-off

The Tories are considering postponing the boundary changes in exchange for the Lib Dems backing down on Lords reform, reveals Channel 4 News's Gary Gibbon.

2. Boris didn't win because he's a true Conservative or because he's a clown. He won because he's competent

Boris is not bumbling but highly calculating, with a strong strategic sense behind all his moves, says Stephan Shakespeare at ConservativeHome.

3. Have the Milibands got Hollande fever?

The brothers are singing from the same hymn sheet on the French election, notes Peter Hoskin at Coffee House.

4. Impossible Greek algebra

The Greek public give the eurozone bailout what appears to be the strongest possible rejection, says Faisal Islam.

5. How the mood is shifting against the government’s cuts

Polls show that the public want the government to concentrate on growth, even if the deficit rises in the short-time, notes Leo Barasai at Liberal Conspiracy.

George Eaton is senior online editor of the New Statesman.

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