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The five must-read blogs from today, including Boris's chances of becoming Tory leader.

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1. How many Conservatives in the Cabinet line up with Boris in opposing fiscal union?

That Justine Greening has spoken out is a reminder to keep a careful watch on which senior Tories line up with Boris on this issue, says Paul Goodman at ConservativeHome.

2. Only one cheer for the draft Energy Bill

The bill and other parts of the Electricity Market Reform will miss the mark on both cost and carbon reduction, writes Will Straw at Left Foot Forward.

3. Unite chief won’t call for Progress ban

Unite head Len McCluskey will not join GMB and Unison in calling for Progress to be proscribed from the Labour party, Liberal Conspiracy reveals.

4. What are Boris’s chances of becoming Tory leader?

Boris could face the Malcolm Rifkind problem from 2005, says Mike Smithson at PoliticalBetting.

5. For Wazza, England and St George

Finally, Paul Waugh reveals where MPs will be watching the game tonight.

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