1. Scotland’s independence referendum could be a dry run for a Euro In/Out vote in 2017 (Daily Telegraph)
The arguments being made for the Union could soon be used to defend Brussels, writes Benedict Brogan.
The chancellor likes to appear committed to shrinking the deficit with cuts – but it's a fraud, just as his budget will be, says Polly Toynbee.
3. Wolf at the door is the Tories’ best ally (Financial Times)
The cause of deficit-reduction keeps the coalition together and makes Labour look feckless, says Janan Ganesh.
4. It’s the great Lib Dem-Tory economic love-in (Times)
If there had only been only one party in power, there would have been more differences than in the present coalition, says Rachel Sylvester.
Tony Benn’s nerve-shredding impact on Labour has led to an extreme outbreak of caution when modern politicians speak, writes Steve Richards.
6. George Osborne's budget will be for the privileged few (Guardian)
The chancellor's policies will increase inequality – which is not only socially unjust but bad for our economy, writes Ed Miliband.
7. Sanctions won't scare the Bear (Daily Mail)
The smart Russian money will be well out of the reach of the western powers, writes Alex Brummer.
The Chancellor is no high priest of austerity, writes Ed Conway. Other countries are cutting more than Britain.
9. Economy: growing pains (Guardian)
The failure of the economic recovery to translate into a political resurgence for the Conservatives is striking, notes a Guardian editorial.
10. History textbooks can start wars (Financial Times)