1. Britain’s age of ideological clashes (Financial Times)
The boom allowed politicians to duck the central question of who gets what, writes Janan Ganesh.
George Osborne has monumentally misread the nation, says Polly Toynbee. Any attempt by Ed Miliband to shadow his plan would be fatal.
I can understand some of the disillusionment, but too much of it is baseless, writes Steve Richards.
4. The west is losing faith in its future (Financial Times)
Living standards are even under pressure in countries that have done relatively well, writes Gideon Rachman.
5. Let's admit it: Britain is now a developing country (Guardian)
We have iPads and broadband – but also oversubscribed foodbanks, writes Aditya Chakrabortty. Our economy is no longer zooming along unchallenged in the fast lane, but a clapped-out motor.
Duncan Smith disclosed that his 2017 target for the full introduction of Universal Credit is set to be missed - but Labour aren't quick enough to criticise, writes John Rentoul.
7. Lean State (Times)
Spending on public services is falling because expenditure on interest and welfare is too high, says a Times editorial. Osborne must reinvent the state.
By now, one might have hoped, Britain’s attitude towards overseas takeovers might have changed, writes Alex Brummer.
9. Whitehall must not hide its wasted millions (Times)
The shambles over Universal Credit highlights a lack of accountability throughout the Civil Service, says Rachel Sylvester.
10. Voters are yet to be convinced that MPs are worth the money (Daily Telegraph)
An 11% rise was always going to create a storm – but the timing could hardly be worse, says Philip Johnston.