No politician is allowed to pledge a penny of extra spending on any cause, notes Steve Richards.
2. Salmond is wrong. England is not the enemy (Times)
The nationalists paint the rest of the UK as right-wing and Ukippy, writes Hugo Rifkind. It’s actually a tolerant and multicultural nation.
3. Cost-of-living masks Labour ideas crisis (Financial Times)
The wisest thing the UK opposition could do is outline the spending cuts it would make in power, says Janan Ganesh.
4. Can no one in Britain be trusted to run an election campaign? (Daily Telegraph)
We are led by politicians who have become so beholden to the mechanics of politics that they must look abroad for their vision and their credibility, writes Benedict Brogan.
5. Obama’s Asia policy is ambiguous (Financial Times)
The rise of China is the big strategic challenge facing the US and should focus its attention, writes Gideon Rachman.
The graduate premium is going down as tuition fees and debt go up: but for today's students that's just the tip of the iceberg, says Laurie Penny.
7. Stamp duty is worse than a mansion tax (Times)
George Osborne taxes people who move house more than smokers, writes Ross Clark. It’s bad for the economy.
If you agree that Britain is better off in the EU, make yourself heard now, says Nick Clegg. The Lib Dems can't win this argument alone.
Whatever the Scottish separatists claim, our shared beliefs in equality and social justice don't stop at the border, says Tom Morton.
10. Restoring trust in the European parliament (Financial Times)