The misjudgments they have made in office have not been the leader's alone – as Vince Cable surely knows, writes Andrew Rawnsley.
2. The rich are doing their bit. Are you? (Sunday Times) (£)
Voters must be educated about the fact that there really are costs to the benefits they receive, says Dominic Lawson.
3. Dogged and decent, Chris Grayling shows how to get reform right (Sunday Telegraph)
The Paralympics should inspire politicians to continue the fight for a fairer benefits system, writes Matthew D'Ancona.
We should stop running down the manifest improvements in the country's education system, argues Matthew Taylor.
5. Dirty ads and debate can still win it for Mitt (Sunday Times) (£)
Romney should not be underestimated, warns Andrew Sullivan.
6. We'll go down as the nation that smoked itself stupid (Mail on Sunday)
I can't fathom the double standards over cannabis, says Peter Hitchens.
To witness Stephen Hawking at the Paralympics is to be reminded of Britain's pre-eminent scientific status, says Paul Nurse.
8. We should tune in to the Romney and Ryan show (Sunday Telegraph)
9. Stop huffing — we all called for this crackdown on immigration (Sunday Times) (£)
The economic benefits of foreign students to Britain are highly debatable, insists Minette Marrin.
10. The Chinese puzzles of chairman Tim Yeo (Sunday Telegraph)
Tim Yeo is urging ministers to assist British firms in doing 'low-carbon' business in China, but has failed to mention that he is chairman of one such firm, writes Christopher Booker.