This is where the shredding of universalism ends up, promoting poisonous ideas of the 'undeserving poor' and the further destruction of Britain’s social cohesion, writes Owen Jones.
2. Labour's recovery position (Guardian)
To win in 2015, Labour needs to show it can link economic growth with rising living standards, writes Gavin Kelly.
3. Team Cameron must put some tiger in his tank (Times)
If the Conservatives are to have a chance in the coming elections, the Prime Minister needs a grittier message, writes Tim Montgomerie.
4. Steps to save Syria from desperate Assad (Financial Times)
The world is witnessing a regime struggling for its own survival, writes David Gardner.
5. Keep calm, everyone – now is not the time to do a Nicolas Cage (Daily Telegraph)
Far from being bad news, the rise of UKIP is actually a good sign for the Conservative Party, says Boris Johnson.
6. A nudge and a nag won't end our throwaway culture (Guardian)
Of course food waste is a scandal, writes Peter Wilby. But instead of tackling wider structural issues, Tories mess with the content of our fridges.
7. Ignorance in the shale war (Financial Times)
Local communities should share in the benefits of exploration, says an FT editorial.
The story of the first Australians is still poverty and humiliation, while their land yields the world's biggest resources boom, writes John Pilger.
9. ‘The Kippers’ joke is now on Tories (Sun)
The PM must lock the next government into an early referendum — whoever wins the election, says Trevor Kavanagh.
10. It’s not a snoopers’ charter, it’s a life-saver (Daily Telegraph)
A new Communications Data Bill is a vital part of the fight against crime and terrorism, argues Alex Carlile.