Politics 7 April 2010 CommentPlus: pick of the papers The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. This election shouldn't be close. That it is shows up Cameron (Guardian) That the Tories are still unsure of winning a majority is an indictment of David Cameron and his party, says Jonathan Freedland. Cameron's failure fundamentally to reform the Conservative Party has turned what should have been a stroll into a slog. Read the CommentPlus summary. 2. Weak government may be our strongest option (Times) Contrary to conventional wisdom, a hung parliament would be the best possible outcome, suggests Anatole Kaletsky. The toughest economic decisions would have the backing of the majority of voters. Read the CommentPlus summary. 3. I'll put a wager on a Tory victory, despite the known unknowns (Independent) The overhyped TV debates are unlikely to prove the making of Gordon Brown, writes John Rentoul. Thanks to the Tories' audacious tax-cut pledge, Cameron will enter Downing Street with a small majority. 4. Britain prepares to take the measure of its leaders (Financial Times) But elsewhere, in the Financial Times, Simon Schama predicts that the televised debates will make a big impression on voters at a time of deep and unrelenting trouble for Britain. Read the CommentPlus summary. 5. The only thing you won't hear in the next 30 days is the truth (Daily Telegraph) All that is certain after the election is that we will be governed by a social-democratic government of some sort, writes Simon Heffer. The cosy consensus between the main parties leaves millions in effect disfranchised. 6. A political manoeuvre that allows president to take moral high ground (Independent) Barack Obama's new Nuclear Posture Review is a political statement, not a military one, argues Rupert Cornwell. 7. Do you trust David Cameron? That's the question for voters (Times) The result of this election will be determined ultimately by whether the public believes in Cameron, says Daniel Finkelstein. 8. The worst classroom bullies? Politicians (Daily Telegraph) A combination of government meddling and poor parenting has left schoolchildren angrier than ever, and their teachers unable to cope, writes Francis Gilbert. 9. The UK must look beyond the crisis (Financial Times) Labour and the Tories must look beyond the Budget deficit and display a coherent vision for a better life, says an editorial in the Financial Times. Read the CommentPlus summary. 10. Liberal Democrats could be tainted by Tory association (Guardian) The Lib Dems may long for a hung parliament, but association with David Cameron could prove the death of the party, says Polly Toynbee. Sign up now to CommentPlus for the pick of the day's opinion, comment and analysis in your inbox at 8am, every weekday. › Ten stories I spotted while on hols Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Sadiq Khan likely to be most popular Labour leader, YouGov finds The Home Office made Theresa May. But it could still destroy her Will Storm Doris affect turnout in the Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland by-elections?