Europe isn’t perfect but we would be wrong to leave the world’s biggest trading bloc, argues Alistair Darling.
2. We doctors worry about NHS failings, too (Daily Telegraph)
Hospital A&Es are at breaking point, and it’s no use blaming the patients, says Sarah Wollaston.
3. The time for a British decision is now (Financial Times)
It is doubtful London could remain the continent’s financial capital if the UK quit the EU, writes Martin Wolf.
4. Labour must stand firm: no to a referendum on Europe (Guardian)
Out-of-office Tories have Cameron in a corner, writes Polly Toynbee. But Miliband should ignore calls to hold a futile and distracting in-out vote.
5. Our universities should take a lesson from the land of the free (Daily Telegraph)
Britain and the US have chosen two very different models for funding universities – and it’s clear which is winning, says Fraser Nelson.
Alan Johnson’s memoir of childhood poverty is a reminder that our leaders are not all from an out-of-touch elite, says Philip Collins.
7. The new Archbishop should stop this gesture politics (Independent)
Justin Welby should seize the opportunity to totally reshape the role of bishops in the House of Lords, says Frank Field.
8. Probation cannot be solved by a minister in a hurry (Guardian)
Reforming probation is too important to be jeopardised by a rush to results for partisan political purposes, says a Guardian editorial.
9. George Osborne's hair of the dog that bit us (Daily Telegraph)
The Chancellor wants a mini-boom to restore growth, but that’s what got us into this mess, writes Jeremy Warner.
10. Alex Ferguson's hairdryer treatment won't cut it in politics (Guardian)
The Manchester United boss has been wildly lauded for his success on the pitch, writes Simon Jenkins. Those who govern us don't have it so easy.