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The five must-read blogs from today, including Libya’s past uprisings and the role of the mass media

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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.