Their recent joint appearance showed how much these two leaders have in common, but this introspection is often seen as dithering, writes Mary Dejevsky.
From the World Cup to the G8, many countries are paying an extortionate price for hosting these pointless displays, writes Simon Jenkins.
3. British bank reform needs to go further (Financial Times)
An industry that has taken the public for a ride must be made to change its ways, says Martin Wolf.
4. Tories are fighting for people Labour has abandoned (Daily Telegraph)
Ed Miliband’s policy on welfare reform and free schools is to leave the working classes to their fate, argues Fraser Nelson.
I love Britain's creative industries, but as culture secretary I make no apology for making the economic case, says Maria Miller.
6. A US bomb will not stop an Iranian one (Financial Times)
No one imagines the change of president offers a get-out-of-jail card, but it does open a door, writes Philip Stephens.
7. Food Fight (Times)
Europe’s refusal to embrace GM crops is hypocritical, anti-scientific and potentially disastrous for the developing world, says a Times editorial.
8. As the US soars, the eurozone slumps (Daily Telegraph)
François Hollande is deluding himself if he thinks the crisis in the eurozone is over, writes Jeremy Warner.
Insanity is difficult to define, writes Philip Collins. But we should not keep the Moors murderer alive just to prolong his punishment.
Professionals using cloud services will have to guard against patients and clients being snooped on, writes Ross Anderson.