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1. I'm starting to think that the Left might actually be right (Daily Telegraph)

The greedy few have left people disillusioned with our debased democracies, writes Charles Moore.

2. Don't be fooled by the lull - the NHS is still at great risk (Guardian)

Ours is one of the world's most efficient health services, writes Polly Toynbee. The cost of this ideology-driven change has yet to be counted.

3. Britain has a once-in-a-generation chance to break free from Europe (Daily Mail)

This opportunity requires a bold, visionary response worthy of a Churchill or a Thatcher, argues Iain Martin.

4. Trichet must mine lessons from the Fed (Financial Times)

Italy and Spain have now to be ringfenced, says Sebastian Malaby.

5. Pay the eurobill. Leave a tip. Result: happiness (Times) (£)

Barely adequate bailouts won't end Greece's troubles, says Matthew Parris. Splash the cash and kill the anxiety before it grows.

6. East Africa famine: Our values are on trial (Guardian)

This is a children's famine, and it shines a light into the empty places of our conscience, writes Andrew O'Hagan.

7. Revenge is sweet for politicians as they hit back at newspapers (Independent)

Politicians must not rush into a regulatory system which shackles newspapers and kills investigative journalism, says Andrew Grice.

8. Andy Coulson vetting saga: damp squib, or dynamite? (Guardian)

No 10 insists the issue of Andy Coulson's security vetting is a red herring, writes Ian Katz. They protest too much.

9. Murdochs and the madness of moguls (Financial Times)

The Murdochs may decide that their own long-profitable game here is played out, writes Max Hastings.

10. Patients should come before finances (Independent)

There can never be a case for relegating a smoker or an obese person to the status of second-class citizen, says an Independent leader.

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