CommentPlus: pick of the papers

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

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1. Behind the coalition's agreeable chatter, the real battle is beginning (Daily Telegraph)

The only thing that matters is the economic contest between Ed Balls and George Osborne, writes Peter Oborne. Only one of them can be proved right -- and the winner will take it all.

2. A disaster for the city of spectacle (Times) (£)

The Commonwealth Games fiasco could trigger reform of India's corrupt political elite, argues William Dalrymple.

3. The speech the new Labour leader must deliver (Guardian)

Martin Kettle says the new leader must prepare the party for coalition government in the future.

4. Will the Lib Dems follow the Tories over a cliff? (Independent)

Lib Dem members may yet turn on their party's unworldly and naive leadership, says Johann Hari.

5. Beware the Treasury trap, Mr Duncan Smith (Times) (£)

Yvette Cooper warns the Work and Pensions Secretary not to promise big cuts in return for welfare reform.

6. Nato's long drift towards irrelevance (Financial Times)

There is little evidence of the shared resolve required for Nato to succeed, writes Philip Stephens.

7. Labour admitted it had more weaknesses than strengths (Independent)

Labour's election "war book" conceded that the party "lagged on leadership", reveals Philip Cowley.

8. The police must reclaim our streets from yobs (Daily Telegraph)

The beat's retreat from the street has led to a huge rise in antisocial behaviour, says a Telegraph editorial.

9. Millennium development goals in an age of fear and loathing (Guardian)

To resolve the rich world's crises as much as Africa's, the millennium development goals are ever more vital, writes Jeffrey Sachs.

10. Whoever wins, Labour must retake the south (Financial Times)

If it cannot win back the south, Labour will stay out of power for a generation, warn Patrick Diamond and Giles Radice.

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