The Staggers 1 February 2012 Web Only: best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today, including the legality of NHS reform, and the boundaries of "la Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. Lansley's NHS bill is unnecessary, incomprehensible and possibly illegal. Other than that it's great Tom Chivers criticises the government's health bill, hoping that the NHS ruins the Tories before the Tories ruin the NHS. 2. When 'lad banter' becomes encouragement to rape At Liberal Conspiracy, Jem Bloomfield blogs on the Uni Lad controversy and casual misogyny. 3. UK's public debt is about to exceed that of the US for the first time Over at Left Foot Forward, Cormac Hollingsworth notes that the UK's stagnation means that the US's debt burden will fall below ours. 4. Can Gingrich really go on for 46 more states? Mike Smithson of Political Betting assesses Newt Gingrich's staying power. 5. Unlike father, unlike son Marbury's Ian Leslie shares a video of the moment that George Romney ruined his political career. › Exclusive: David Miliband denounces "Reassurance Labour" Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!