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1. Will green energy really cost Britons £4,600 a year per head?

FT Westminster's Jim Pickard fact-checks the Daily Telegraph's eye-catching claim.

2. Miliband's unthinking managerialism

Over at Stumbling and Mumbling, Chris Dillow is unimpressed with the Labour leader's new year message.

3. Is David Cameron turning into the Stanley Baldwin of the 21st century?

Nicholas Watt explores the suggestion by Labour historians that the PM resembles the Tories' most electorally successful leader of the modern era.

4. Suddenly the momentum is with Santorum

As the Iowa caucus fast approaches, Mike Smithson at Political Betting assesses the candidates' chances.

5. Is 2012 the year Israel will bomb Iran?

Con Coughlin warns that Israel sees Iran's nuclear programme as an existential threat and may take matters into its own hands.

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