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26 February 2012updated 26 Sep 2015 8:31pm

5 best read blogs of the week

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By New Statesman

1. Why the west should rule out military action against Iran | John Baron MP

The threat of military force heightens tensions and makes a peaceful outcome less likely.

2. An Open Letter to the St Paul’s Protesters | David Allen Green

What is the significance so far of “Occupy LSX”?

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3. Sun on Sunday: debut front page | Jon Bernstein

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4. David Cameron and the uninvited doctors: that No. 10 guestlist in full | Samira Shackle

Groups that have called for NHS reforms to be scrapped are excluded from special summit on the health bill.

5. The mythical marriage of Iran and al-Qaeda | Mehdi Hasan

Iran Watch, part 2


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