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  1. This welfare revolution could hinge on a single word: fairness (Telegraph)
    Distinguishing between the workshy and the deserving poor will be the key to IDS’s reforms, says Bruce Anderson.
  2. Freed from politicians, the NHS can flourish (Times)
    An independent health service will be safer and more caring, with patients at its heart, says Malcolm Grant.
  3. Treasury's 80:20 plan that may end up £250bn adrift (Guardian)
    Lack of growth means George Osborne is having to implement the second, most painful part of his recovery scheme, says Phillip Inman.
  4. Economics will catch up with the euro (Financial Times)
    In southern Europe the hurdle for a case in favour of eurozone exit is shockingly low, argues Wolfgang Münchau.
  5. Farewell to the NHS, 1948-2013: a dear and trusted friend finally murdered by Tory ideologues (Independent)
    This week's 'reforms' of a treasured institution - by people who came to power promising not to mess with it - is yet another sickening assault on the poor by the rich, argues Owen Jones.
  6. We have only reached the foothills of reform (Telegraph)
    The welfare and NHS reforms are a welcome step in the right direction, but there is a long journey ahead, writes the Telegraph in a leader column.
  7. Build homes on this green and pleasant land (Times)
    What our countryside really needs is a return to more labour-intensive farming – and workers need places to live, writes Graham Harvey.
  8. We have to talk about why some people agree with benefit cuts (Guardian)
    Centre-left politicians catch glimpses of public opinion on 'welfare' and are frozen, while the right seizes its chance, says John Harris.
  9. Labour's addiction to welfare hurts us all (Daily Mail)
    The truth is that the real ‘welfare dependency’ problem is with politicians on the Left, writes Peter McKay.
  10. Sir David Nicholson: The man they couldn't hang (Independent)
    The decision to back the NHS chief is morally wrong, and has lost the coalition a rare opportunity to gain trust on health, writes Ian Birrell.