The president's woes matter outside France, says Jonathan Fenby. The failure of his anti-austerity pledge has left the balance of power with Germany.
Manchester United’s global appeal is fuelled by ideals and romance, which also sustains parties of the left, writes Tim Montgomerie.
3. Britain now has one selfish class (Financial Times)
There is no sense of mission to this modern middle class, writes Tristram Hunt.
4. Migrants get jobs because they work harder than us (Daily Telegraph)
Labour’s education policies left our young people lacking the skills or ambition to compete, writes Boris Johnson.
5. The UN should put North Korea in the dock at the Hague (Guardian)
The UN should treat Kim Jong-un's threat as a crime against humanity, and refer it to the ICC, says Geoffrey Robertson.
Every saver in Britain needs to know they can rely on the measures promised and introduced since the last crash to protect them from the next, says Trevor Kavanagh.
7. Timid US visa reform will deter workers (Financial Times)
The H1B visa manages to annoy everyone, writes Edward Luce.
We are slyly slipping back from the caring society that founded Crisis and Shelter to one holding Victorian attitudes to work, poverty and misfortune, says Yasmin Alibhai Brown.
9. Warning. This article on gay marriage contains optimism (Guardian)
Gay rights' first activists never imagined that it would go politically mainstream, as it has now, says Gary Younge. But they fought anyway.
10. It is too late to preserve the old Royal Mail (Daily Telegraph)
Campaigners are right to say that the postal services are in jeopardy, but it is difficult to make the case for a rethink when privatisation is long overdue, says a Telegraph editorial.