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1. The awful truth: education won't stop the west getting poorer (Guardian)

A decline in middle-class pay and job satisfaction is only just beginning, warns Peter Wilby.

2. The Libyans cannot be left to a terrible fate – David Cameron must act (Daily Telegraph)

If the west does not intervene, then we will be sanctioning Gaddafi's slaughter, writes Mary Riddell.

3. Better for Libya to liberate itself (Financial Times)

But elsewhere, Gideon Rachman warns that military intervention could damage the chance for lasting peace in the region.

4. Labour's reality deficit (Guardian)

The contradictions at the heart of Labour's economic policy mean that the party is not a credible opposition, argues George Osborne.

5. The politics of petrol is highly inflammable (Times) (£)

The Treasury is finalising a "rescue package" for motorists, says Rachel Sylvester. And with good reason.

6. High-speed is still the right track for Britain (Independent)

The national interest in Britain developing a Continental-style high-speed rail network is clear, says an Independent leader.

7. Some SDP thinking might strengthen Labour's nerve (Guardian)

Ed Miliband should draw inspiration from the social-market model of the SDP, says Polly Toynbee.

8. Why Gaddafi's British apologists should hang their heads in shame (Daily Mail)

There is no doubting that Tony Blair and his friends got far too close to the monster Gaddafi, writes Stephen Glover.

9. Don't expect autocratic oil to flow smoothly (Financial Times)

The world is increasingly reliant on oil supplies from countries that are authoritarian or worse, writes Nick Butler.

10. Steven Davies: the smallest club in sport (Daily Telegraph)

The cricketer's announcement that he is gay is an act of courage that defies the laddishness of the dressing room, says Max Davidson.