The Staggers 5 May 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, on Murdoch and the Times, female politicians and fake poll card Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. Would Gordon Brown do a Michael Howard and stay on even if he loses? The FT's Jim Pickard says that if Gordon Brown loses, he may chose to stay until the autumn and help ease Ed Balls into the Labour leadership. 2. News Int-erference: Murdoch tightens grip on Times At Left Foot Forward, Will Straw quotes a News International executive who reports on increasing political interference with the Times by James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks. 3. UK election: Women Going Backwards At OurKingdom, Laurie Penny says that female politicians have been more marginalised than ever during the election. The one hope is that Caroline Lucas will win in Brighton Pavilion. 4. Tories definitely don't have the economist vote sewn up At Liberal Conspiracy, Left Outside quotes big guns from the American blogosphere expressing their shock that the FT and Economist have come out for the Tories. 5. Labour in legal hot water over poll cards Liberal Democrat Voice's Mark Pack reports that Labour may face a legal challenge after appearing to send fake poll cards to voters. Sign up now to CommentPlus for the pick of the day's opinion, comment and analysis in your inbox at 8am, every weekday. › More trouble for the BNP (updated) Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!