1. We appeased Putin before - why confront him now? (Daily Telegraph)
The deaths in Ukraine are tiny when set against the Russian president’s past crimes, writes Peter Oborne.
2. Can the rest of Britain compete with London? (Times)
The world economy is changing radically but the British state is largely unreformed, trapped in a different timezone, writes Tim Montgomerie.
3. Punishing London’s oligarchs is not enough (Financial Times)
The most punitive financial sanction would be to target state-controlled Russian banks, writes John Gapper.
Farage's core voters are not EU-obsessed Tories, but working-class men, write Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford. Labour cannot afford to ignore their real concerns.
5. The hypocrisy of the great powers is on display again in Ukraine (Independent)
We should look in the mirror before condemning Russian expansionism, says Owen Jones.
Self-interest, as well as principle, demand that Miliband shouldn’t seek a donation from Blair, says Stephen Glover.
Don’t listen to those trying to justify Russia’s actions, writes David Aaronovitch. mWe should respond to this military intervention with sanctions.
8. The clash in Crimea is the fruit of western expansion (Guardian)
The external struggle to dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to the brink of conflict, writes Seumas Milne.
9. Cameron's caught between a Rock and a hard place (Daily Telegraph)
The arrest of Cameron aide Patrick Rock is further proof that an over-reliance on a tight-knit group of old chums is damaging the Prime Minister’s status, says Sue Cameron.
10. The British economy: rate relief (Guardian)
Given the scale of the calamity that hit the economy in 2008, worklessness has been nothing like as bad as we had any right to expect, notes a Guardian editorial.