Roy Hattersley explains how the new Speaker can stop Prime Minister's Questions "sounding like a bad afternoon in an infant school playground."
The Guardian's Gary Younge on why a Conservative victory "would improve nothing".
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown argues that in these straitened times the left should consider means-testing for child benefit and transport for the retired.
In the Telegraph, Nick Squires examines whether Silvio Berlusconi can ride out the sex scandals developing around him.
Sash Tusa argues that abandoning Trident would relegate Britain to the "second rank of European countries".