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1. This evil despot must be brought to justice (Independent)

Muammar al-Gaddafi's bloody record of terrorism, torture and mass murder deserves punishment many times over, says Geoffrey Robertson.

2. Cometh the hour, cometh the foreign policy (Times) (£)

The Middle East revolutions will teach us a lot about David Cameron, says Daniel Finkelstein. And they will teach him a lot about himself.

3. This is an Arab 1848. But US hegemony is only dented (Guardian)

With western-backed despots being turfed out, politics has changed for ever, says Tariq Ali. So just how far can the revolution spread?

4. My vision for the next phase of Egypt's revolution (Financial Times)

So far, the army has been leading the "transition" in an opaque and exclusive manner that is worrying, writes Mohamed ElBaradei.

5. Ireland is small enough to hold us to ransom (Times) (£)

Guaranteeing Dublin's bank losses is far cheaper for Europe than letting these banks bring the whole system down, says Anatole Kaletsky.

6. We owe the internet for changing the world. Now let's learn how to turn off (Guardian)

Twitter can help bring down Middle Eastern dictators – but being forever online disrupts our lives, says Jonathan Freedland.

7. Libya is peering into a vacuum of Gaddafi's making (Independent)

Peter Popham describes how the Libyan leader has ensured that the only alternative to him is a gaping hole.

8. Time for the Big Society to get down to the nitty-gritty (Financial Times)

John Kay warns that hybrid organisations often end up being run for the benefit of some particular group.

9. Parliament protects our freedoms, not judges (Times) (£)

Michael Howard maintanis that human rights are a balancing act that only freely elected representatives can resolve.

10. AV is a paltry alternative for reformers (Guardian)

Vernon Bogdanor points out that advocates of change want a proportional voting system, but the 5 May referendum offers no such option.

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