Jonathan Freedland gives eloquent voice to the despair of those who prefer not treat Middle East conflict as a platform to rehearse old tribal positions.
Newspapers are reacting to the idea of regulation like bolshie shop stewards in the early 80s, writes Charles Moore.
3. Church and state must loosen their bonds (Times)
Matthew Parris sees 'limited and piecemeal' disestablishment as the only plausible way forward for the Church of England.
4. Everyone's a winner in Brussels (Independent)
Leading article sees the bright side of an EU summit failure to get a budget deal.
'Undercover Economist' Tim Harford unpicks the government's energy tariff reform plans.
6. Why Cameron will regret his 'fruitcakes and loonies' insult (Daily Mail)
Simon Heffer sees Ukip as a sanctuary for authentic Tories chased away from their party by David Cameron.
7. Morsi's mistake (FT)
Leading article urges Egypt's president to reverse power-grabbing, anti-democratic decree.
The reasons are complex, but it is still a disgrace that healthy eating is the preserve of the well-off, writes Ian Jack
9. The BBC can get out of this hole (Telegraph)
Former Director General Greg Dyke gives his tuppence worth on the problems with BBC governance.
10. End the loneliness of the long-running life (Times)
Other countries are well ahead of the UK in understanding the civilised way to grow old, writes Janice Turner.