1. Miliband and the left misread Lehman (Financial Times)
As long as the central fact of politics is scarcity, parties defined by public spending will struggle, says Janan Ganesh.
Once Cameron charmed his critics, but now his government lashes out – enraged by its failure to control its own party, writes Gaby Hinsliff.
3. Now Britain needs a recovery that will last (Times)
George Osborne has nothing to boast about, says Ed Balls. On every test he set himself, he’s failed.
4. Germany focuses on small beer (Financial Times)
German political debate is peculiarly parochial considering it is the leading power in Europe, writes Gideon Rachman.
For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are sceptical now, says George Monbiot.
6. This Labour mouse needs to find its roar (Times)
Ed Miliband should scrap the antiquated voting system that helped to elect him leader in the first place, writes Rachel Sylvester.
7. Italy's racism is embedded (Guardian)
The shocking abuse of minister Cécile Kyenge stems from the country's failure to face up to its past, says Maaza Mengiste.
8. BBC bosses are all at sea in an ocean of self-regard (Independent)
The cast of characters at this committee hearing could hardly have been bettered as a mini-portrait of those who reach the top of a certain part of our establishment, writes Mary Dejevsky.
9. Shining a light on the shadowy figures who shape our politics (Daily Telegraph)
This bill is not about lobbyists, but the left’s control of the national bully pulpit, says Gideon Rachman.
10. The unions should realise - this isn't an attack (Independent)
It's not "Blairite" to question the links between the unions and Labour, says Donald Macintyre.