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4 October 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:12am

The Conference Five | 4 October

Best of the mainstream and blogosphere coverage.

By Patrick Osgood

George Osborne’s announced cuts to Child Benefit for middle-class parents features heavily today:

Katwala attacks the proposal from the left, as a breach of manifesto promises:

1.Sunder Katwala: Tories and LibDems break campaign promises on child benefit

While Brogan attacks from the right, branding the cut “a hefty tax increase” that penalises stay-at-home mums:

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2.Benedict Brogan: Child Benefit: What’s fair about taxing stay-at-home mums?

Though not all agree that the cut is a squeeze too far:

3.Fraser Nelson : Osborne can go even further on middle-class benefits

Using RBS, Peston makes the case that Osborne’s cuts may go at least 10 percent further than what the sainted business sector can achieve without impairing service:

4.Robert Peston: What are private-sector lessons for Osborne?

At Left Foot Forward, Tony Greenham reminds us where all the money went in the first place:

5.Tony Greenham: Where did our money go? Building a banking system fit for purpose