Simon Jenkins argues against statutory underpinning for press regulation.
Carney will gain by exploring the territory  (Financial Times)
Adam Posen writes that the new Bank of England governor will have to prioritise open debate and public engagement.
Tom Sutcliffe explores the aesthetics of nature and human development.
With Ukip's surge, do we still have a progressive majority?  (Guardian)
John Harris argues that Ukip's strong by-election results indicate widespread distrust of politicians.
David Lister asks why age expectations are different for musicians in rock, jazz and blues.
So what happened to your defence of liberty, Harriet Harman?  (Telegraph)
Dan Hodges argues that Labour's support for Leveson is driven by a desire for political revenge.
Keep the kids in Beer St, not Vodka Plaza  (Times) (£)
Janice Turner argues that education, not raising alcohol prices, will cut down on binge-drinking.
Charles Moore says that Quantitive Easing has prevented the crisis from becoming even deeper.
Here's what to do in the Middle East: nothing (Times) (£)
Matthew Parris says Britain should intervene less in overseas conflicts.
Morsi has squandered Egypt's goodwill  (Financial Times)
Roula Khalaf and Heba Saleh explain that Egypt's president is no longer a unifying figure.