The Staggers 17 November 2010 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today on housing cuts, Henry VII powers and Lord Ashcroft. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. How IDS misled parliament on housing cuts Liberal Conspiracy's Don Paskini says the key fact which Iain Duncan Smith quoted to justify his housing benefit policies was inaccurate. 2. More worrying employment figures Over at Stumbling and Mumbling, Chris Dillow analyses today's unemployment figures, which show that productivity growth is weak. 3. Rebuilding the progressive left Left Foot Forward's Will Straw explains how Labour and Lib Dem activists are working together again. 4. The Coalition's use of Henry VIII powers to weaken Parliament Sunder Katwala says the coalition is using "Henry VIII" clauses to bypass Parliament. 5. Lord Ashcroft's crusade against foreign grannies Finally, Political Scrapbook looks at Lord Ashcroft's attempt to deprieve foreign senior citizens of their rail passes. › Fear and loathing in the Labour party Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!