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The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

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1. A bitter fallout from a hasty union (Financial Times)

If partial or total break-up is avoided, the period of difficulty will be long and painful, writes Martin Wolf.

2. Pay tax according to conscience, not the law (Times) (£)

Instead of asking their accountants if a tax avoidance scheme is legal, the rich should ask themselves: is it moral, argues David Aaronovitch.

3. The wind of change will give Tories something to cheer (Daily Telegraph)

A government re-think on costly green energy resources is a winning statement of intent, writes Benedict Brogan.

4. Coalition or winner-takes-all? A warning from Britain and Greece (Guardian)

The golden age of two-party politics is over, says Tim Bale. But both countries lack the culture of political compromise credible coalitions need.

5. Don't be misled Ed: the job's not done yet (Daily Mirror)

The smiles of Labour MPs cheering ConDem chaos could easily be wiped away by a resurgent economy, warns Kevin Maguire.

6. The west must work with Putin’s Russia, not just berate it (Financial Times)

Neither side knows what to do about Syria so they must talk, writes Anatol Lieven.

7. The eurozone's people are like prisoners in Colditz (Guardian)

Incarcerated in a citadel of currency union with the flexibility of granite, their governments give them no chance to escape, writes Simon Jenkins.

8. Rio's reprise must set hard deadlines for development (Guardian)

Twenty years ago we saw breakthrough: this time we need follow through, writes Nick Clegg. The state of the planet is a shared responsibility.


9. Germany acts tough out of weakness not strength (Independent)

This wounded giant will have to carry on signing – reluctantly – the cheques, writes Hamish McRae.

10. Propping up ailing businesses with taxpayers' cash will saddle future generations with debt (Daily Mail)

Osborne's plan smacks of the  insane level of subsidisation once seen of national industries, says Abhijit Pandya.