Five of the Best

The top five comment pieces from today's papers-on why the Tories could lose the next election, scho

In the Financial Times Niall Ferguson and Glen O'Hara explain why the odds are against a Conservative majority at the next election.

David Aaronovitch argues in the Times that the end of central control over schools could harm less able children.

On the eve of Sweden's EU presidency, Ruben Andersson writes in the Guardian that the country's "failing" social state no longer provides a model for the left.

Mary Dejevsky
argues in the Independent that Britain fails to protect the foreign national that staff its embassies.

The days of "old-style Cold War museum armies" must come to an end argue Paddy Ashdown and George Robertson in the Times.

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.