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The five must-read blogs from today, including the government's spin on social housing tenants.

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1. Government spin on so-called "rich" social housing tenants exposed

At Left Foot Forward, Kevin Sullivan explains why the headlines about council tenants earning over £100,000 are misleading.

2. Osborne's "flexibility" explained

Higher-than-expected debt interest payments could slow the pace of deficit reduction, writes Fraser Nelson at Coffee House.

3. BBC use loophole to censor publication of Royal Wedding costs

Political Scrapbook notes that the BBC is using a loophole in the Freedom of Information act to hold back controversial figures.

4. Much obliged, m'lord Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft has commissioned a report into the future of Labour. Over at Labour Uncut, Rob Marchant discusses Tory criticism of the party.

5. Strikes data: how many is Vince Cable trying to clamp down on?

The Guardian's Data Blog collates figures on strike action and trade union membership.

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