1. The BBC's real crime was to act like the Catholic Church  (Guardian)
The Corporation's instincts when confronted with allegations of child abuse were all wrong, writes Jonathan Freedland.
2. Alex Salmond faces a sceptical nation  (FT)
Kiran Stacey profiles the SNP leader.
3. Slowly the Tories are embracing ever looser union  (Telegraph)
Charles Moore welcomes the tendency for leading Conservatives to flirt with quitting the European Union.
4. 'If the economy comes right, we'll sail home'  (Telegraph)
Revealing interview with Ken Clarke, minister for giving revealing interviews.
5. No escape from energy firm bullies  (Daily Mail)
Mail editorial gets frothy about dysfunctional consumer energy market, without failing to note foreign ownership of companies in question.
6. Our plans for the next election (ConservativeHome)
Tory chairman Grant Shapps breaks with his past by revealing a winning strategy online under his own name.
7. The benefits of being in this together  (FT)
Brisk, insightful guide to tax and benefit changes causing George Osborne a political headache, by Tim Harford
8. Too much poverty and joblessness? Blame newborn babies  (Guardian)
Tory plans to limit child benefit wilfully and vindictiely miss the point, says Tanya Gold.
9. How scared should you be of President Romney  (Independent)
Indie editorial generously decides that the Republican candidate might not turn out to be a monster.
10. Sadly a hung parliament has no oomph!  (Independent)
Chris Bryant MP complains about the state of the legislature, among other things, not for the first time.