1. What would the Age of Ed mean for Britain? Even he doesn’t know  (Daily Telegraph)
Events are propelling Miliband towards No 10, but neither he nor his party are ready, argues Fraser Nelson.
2. The John Lewis motto should be 'never knowingly underpay'  (Guardian)
Why celebrate the store's business model when its famed generosity doesn't extend to its outsourced and low-paid cleaners, writes Polly Toynbee.
3. The Lib Dems need to be more liberal (Financial Times)
Left libertarianism seems the right way to go for the junior coalition party, says Samuel Brittan.
4. Ignore the slogans. It’s all about leadership  (Times) (£)
Three parties, three themes, but only one real question – can the man in charge make his followers back him, writes Philip Collins.
5. Hillsborough shows it's time for elected police commissioners  (Guardian)
If the public head of Sheffield police had been accountable to voters we may have avoided the 23 years of cover-ups, argues Simon Jenkins.
6. Looking the American giants in the eye  (Daily Telegraph)
A merger between BAE and its European rival EADS could create a defence superpower, writes Michael Clarke.
7. There's a moral case for striking instead of doing nothing  (Independent)
For the first time in a generation the radical left has both reason and momentum on its side - we all must act to reject this failing austerity project, says Laurie Penny.
8. Ben Bernanke: flakcatcher-in-chief (Guardian)
Barack Obama's administration are likely to greet the Federal Reserve chief's latest move with a sigh of relief, says a Guardian editorial.
9. The US is becoming a selective superpower (Financial Times)
The country’s global reach will be reduced in a gradual reshaping of the postwar order, writes Philip Stephens.
There is much that we know of the good he did in a turbulent age, he deserves, with due ceremony, a decent burial, says Simon Heffer.