The Staggers 22 February 2011 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, including Libya’s past uprisings and the role of the mass media Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. Interesting facts about Saif al-Islam Gaddafi FT Westminster's Jim Pickard discusses Muammar Gaddafi's son – an excellent networker with some intruiging relationships to powerful people. 2. Osborne shouldn't spend the extra money Fraser Nelson argues that the Chancellor should resist any temptation to limit the cuts following bumper tax receipts. 3. Gaddafi's long war Over at the Marbury blog, Ian Leslie notes that the Libyan leader has been at war with his people before. 4. The revolutions will not always be televised Krishnan Guru-Murthy considers the impact of mass media on the uprisings sweeping North Africa and the Gulf. 5. Five reasons why the left should accept Labour council cuts At Liberal Conspiracy, Paul Cotterill argues that leftists should be looking for a better way forward. › A good day for George Osborne (and the 50p rate) Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!