Web Only: the best of the blogs

The five must-read posts from today, including student protests and generation wars.

Sign Up

Get the New Statesman's Morning Call email.

1. Explained: the reason why the Lib Dems made THAT pledge – and the parallel universe where it all worked out fine

Over at Next Left, Sunder Katwala explains how the Liberal Democrats might have got into this mess.

2. David Cameron and the generation wars

Benedict Brogan argues that the young are getting clobbered while the old escape with their pensions and mortgage-free houses intact.

3. Can this new protest movement be sustained? That depends . . .

At Liberal Conspiracy, Sunny Hundal suggests ways in which the new protest movement can improve and avoid running out of steam.

4. The impending leap in public-sector pension contributions

FT Westminster's Jim Pickard explains why changes to state pension packages are a major development, on a par with the rise in tuition fees.

5. YouTube suspend Liberal Democrats' official channel

The channel, suspended for "breaking community guidelines", has been reinstated but, Political Scrapbook notes, Nick Clegg's "keeping promises" video cannot be embedded.