Marina Hyde reflects on the conviction of Vicky Pryce.
Leaders in Britain and America seem unable to grasp the reality of voters’ lives, says Charles Moore.
A cat hidden in a suitcase provides a metaphor for the Conservative party, in Graeme Archer's column.
4. Your DIY guide to pointless political advice (The Times) (£)
A treat for armchair pundits, Matthew Parriss's 13 tips for saying nothing at all – and saying it loud, confident and clear.
5. Nick Clegg: from Dead Man Walking to Last Man Standing (Guardian)
Jonathan Freedland takes an optimistic look at the fortunes of the deputy prime minister.
6. Ministers must move fast to help an overworked Queen (Daily Mail)
Simon Heffer worries that the Queen's punishing schedule is unsustainable.
7. The moral: only clever people can be this stupid (The Times) (£)
Janice Turner on Pryce/Huhne.
8. Children are sent to school too early in this country (Guardian)
Deborah Orr says that special educational needs affect all ability levels. As other European models show, many children may be suited to less prescriptive learning – and a later start