1. The worst thing the Tories can do is catch the Ukip bug (Guardian)
Eastleigh punished Cameron for not finishing his modernisation project, says Jonathan Freedland. Now Conservative voters have somewhere else to go.
2. The case of Brussels and banker bonuses (Financial Times)
Europe has found a way to attack the UK that is sure to be favoured by much of the British public, writes Martin Wolf.
3. Two fingers up, but government not down (Times) (£)
The Eastleigh result means Clegg can still work with Cameron, writes Matthew Parris. That’s more important than any UKIP protest vote.
4. I used to argue when people said 'all parties are all the same’. I don’t now (Daily Telegraph)
Voters are punishing politicians who have lost touch with normal human instincts, says Charles Moore.
I support tough controls on immigration, but the government has focused on the wrong end of the stick, says Labour's shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant.
6. Can Cameron prove himself a winner? (Daily Telegraph)
A new path to prosperity is the only means by which the Prime Minister and the Chancellor can return the Tories to favour, says a Telegraph editorial.
7. The west babbles on, and Assad is the winner (Independent)
Talks in Rome did nothing to hide the fact Syria's people have been betrayed, says Robert Fisk.
8. Grotesque myth that Red Ed leads a 'one nation' party (Daily Mail)
This electoral snub proves the party’s complete disconnection from hard-pressed and striving voters in the south of England, says Simon Heffer.
9. Beware of misreading Eastleigh result (Financial Times)
The by-election is a political, not electoral, problem for David Cameron, writes Robert Shrimsley.
10. What Labour could learn from Hollywood (Guardian)
Persona is as important in politics as it is in the movies, writes Marina Hyde. If only Ed Miliband would dump Ed Balls and recast Alistair Darling.