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1. Osborne needs a plan Asian (Guardian)

After Britain's dismal growth figures, only a paradigm shift in the economy will do, says Will Hutton. But is George Osborne up to it?

2. David Cameron needs George Osborne if he is to collect Olympic gold (Daily Telegraph)

The PM learnt from Labour how destructive it can be if neighbours fall out in Downing St, writes Benedict Brogan.

3. How we could come to love the welfare state (Times) (£)

Cut back the fringe benefits but do a few big things well, so that everyone who pays in gets something back, argues James Purnell.

4. A plea to those who nourished the killer (Financial Times)

Populist and rightwing parties carry responsibility for creating a climate in which hate and violence are options, writes Petter Nome.

5. The Libyan campaign is running into the sand (Daily Telegraph)

With Ramadan about to begin, Nato's attempt to dislodge Gaddafi is in desperate straits, says Con Coughlin.

6. The time has come for a new fiscal course (Independent)

There is no reason why a shift from the government should set off a market panic, argues an Independent leader.

7. The last thing Norway needs is illiberal Britain's patronising (Guardian)

Hysterical British reaction poses a greater threat to democracy than Anders Breivik's meaningless and random acts of violence, writes Simon Jenkins.

8. Propping up the euro will crush us all (Daily Mail)

The British government has a golden opportunity to demand, at the least, the repatriation of the many powers it has lost, says Andrew Alexander.

9. Raise a flag for democracy (Independent)

When did someone decide that Norwegians, and Swedes, and Danes, could be proud of their country, but that English people couldn't, asks Christina Patterson.

10. Central America's dirty drug wars (Financial Times)

The region badly needs help in fighting organised crime, says an FT editorial.

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