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1. Please Mr Clegg, spare us the sob story (Telegraph)

If the Deputy Prime Minister wanted to be universally liked and admired, he shouldn't have gone into politics, says Jenny McCartney.

2. How many times can a man turn his head? (Independent)

Protest has given him a living, but Bob Dylan said nothing about Ai Weiwei and human rights when he meekly performed in China, notes Joan Smith.

3. The Tories have made success look like a train crash (Telegraph)

The Conservatives' flagship policies are in good shape – but their grasp of politics is woefully lacking, argues Janet Daley.

4. Rebekah Brooks in firing line as phone-hacking scandal refuses to go away (Observer)

Instead of drawing a line under the crisis, News International's dramatic apology has turned the spotlight on the chief executive, says Jamie Doward.

5. Reshuffle in haste, Mr Cameron, and you will repent at leisure (Observer)

Moving around a few ministers would be a distraction from the government's problems, not a cure for them, says Andrew Rawnsley.

6. Cry-baby Clegg will have the last laugh (Sunday Times) (£)

Even if the Lib Dems lose their AV referendum and go belly-up in 2015, the effort will still have been worth it. You only get one shot, says Martin Ivens

7. The door is open for Ed Miliband to pose as the defender of our cherished institutions (Telegraph)

The fiasco over David Cameron's NHS reforms has allowed Labour to lunge for the terrain he abandoned, says Matthew d'Ancona.

8. News International has a long way to go (Independent)

Both Cameron and Rupert Murdoch should remember the old Watergate rule that the cover-up is often more of a problem than the original crime, argues an Independent leader.

9. It is hard to imagine a more dangerous breach of trust by a public corporation (Observer)

The phone-hacking scandal cannot be "put in a box" – News International's admissions must be the beginning of transparency, says Henry Porter.

10. News International says sorry (News of the World)

The NoW admits liability to some hacking victims, adding: "We publicly and unreservedly apologise to all such individuals. What happened to them should not have happened. It was and remains unacceptable."

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