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The five must-read posts from today, on elitism, the election date and the ten hottest MPs.

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1. Who are you calling an old elitist, Dave?

Michael White wonders why hardly any journalists have stopped to examine David Cameron's brazen charge that Gordon Brown is a "shameless defender of the old elite".

2. Could Hattie's man come a cropper in Erdington?

If Harriet Harman's husband, Jack Dromey, becomes a Labour candidate in a super-safe seat, it could create a great deal of negative publicity and resentment, warns Mike Smithson at PoliticalBetting.

3. Gordon Brown had better call an election soon

Lenin's Tomb argues that Labour should cash in on the small bounce it is enjoying before it's too late and the crisis resumes with force.

4. What did Blackwater pay for?

Over at the New Yorker, Amy Davidson blogs on allegations that the security firm Blackwater spent taxpayers' money on hiring a prostitute for its workers.

5. Sky reveals top ten hottest MPs in "poll of polls"

And, finally, ending the week on a lighter note -- Political Scrapbook publishes photos of Sky's "top ten hottest MPs".

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