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

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1. Miserable times for Europe's centre left (Financial Times)

The investment of so much hope in one politician shows the depth of the French malaise, writes Philip Stephens.

2. Does Blue Labour have what it takes to be a vote-winner after all? (Daily Telegraph)

The test is whether Ed Miliband can establish a Labour story of English identity that appeals to disillusioned Tory voters, says Mary Riddell.

3. A sexual satyr, a conspiracy of silence and why we must never have privacy laws like the French (Daily Mail)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sexual proclivities have barely been mentioned in the French press, writes Stephen Glover.

4. The Big Society is finished. Bring on the British Deal (Times) (£)

Family, schools and work should be the Tories' moral pillars, argues Tim Montgomerie.

5. The Lib Dems' troubles may also blight the Conservatives (Independent)

Suddenly Labour is not alone in questioning the claims of Cameron and George Osborne to be progressive modernisers, notes Steve Richards.

6. Latin America's new shining path (Financial Times)

Brazil has provided a model for democratic, market-friendly social progress, writes Gideon Rachman.

7. Libya: the general's reality check (Guardian)

It's not hard to fathom why the defence chief has shifted position on regime change in Libya, says Richard Norton-Taylor.

8. The crazy things I'd do if I knew my sell-by date (Daily Telegraph)

A new blood test that will be able to tell each of us how long we have left will revolutionise our lives, writes Michael Deacon.

9. Ignore his denials: Cameron, like Blair, wants to turn "NHS" into a kitemark (Guardian)

Tony Blair would heartily approve of this prime minister's plans to carve up health, says George Monbiot. But tactically they are miles apart.

10. An "eye for an eye" is proper justice (Independent)

The idea of retributive justice still has a hold on the sentiments of the public, writes Dominic Lawson.

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