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1,. The last chance to rescue the euro (Financial Times)

Austerity policies designed to sustain credibility have begun to have the opposite effect, says Philip Stephens.

2. If the eurozone is serious about growth, it can have it (Guardian)

Mariana Mazzucato says that Cameron's exhortation to "get your house in order" is specious: the ECB needs to focus investment on rebalancing the economy.

3. Not the way to solve the euro crisis, Mr Cameron (Independent)

This leading article warns that for all the Prime Minister's posturing, he has no authority at all in Europe.

4. Switch to Plan B before resurgent Labour does (Times) (£)

The coalition is in trouble, stuck in its austerity mindset. The opposition can cash in if it seizes the initiative, says Philip Collins.

5. Hatred of those on benefits is dangerously out of control (Independent)

Owen Jones writes that taking away support can only be achieved by demonising recipients as scroungers in mansions.

6. If the Tories won’t cut middle-class benefits . . . (Times) (£)

. . . . then they certainly shouldn’t be planning a £25 billion raid on the poorest in Britain, says Anushka Asthana.

7. Turn off your iPad, David Cameron, and start dealing with Britain's debt (Daily Telegraph)

The Prime Minister David Cameron talks about fiscal sanity but is borrowing like a drunken Keynesian, says Fraser Nelson.

8. Cameron is consigning the UK to stagnation (Financial Times)

Martin Wolf says that it is a scandal that in a severe downturn the Treasury slashed investment so deeply.

9. The civil service is not a punchbag for ministers (Guardian)

Politically inspired civil service bashing is naive, and counterproductive to the process of reform, says Peter Riddell.

10. We’ve opened Pandora’s Horse. It’s full of idiots (Times) (£)

The unspoken pact to ignore economics is over, says Hugo Rifkind. But now we’re paying attention, we see how little the experts know.