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1. He can call it what he wants, but Osborne needs a Plan B (Independent)

There are already some signs that the coalition is moving away from its rigid embrace of Plan A, writes Steve Richards.

2. Now for a slimmer, more distinctive BBC (Financial Times)

After the humbling of News Corp, Britain's public broadcaster needs to rediscover its public service mission, says Philip Stephens.

3. Osborne has allowed too many concessions in his spending cuts (Daily Telegraph)

The Chancellor is facing poor economic growth figures, but he mustn't give in to any more special pleading, says George Trefgarne.

4. The Growth Game is no fun for the Valleys (Times) (£)

Rows over percentage points mean nothing in places where recession never ends, says Peter Hoskin.

5. Britain's social elastic is almost at snapping point (Guardian)

With the gap between rich and poor widening still further, it is painfully apparent that we are not all in this together, writes Polly Toynbee

6. Greece needs a new political culture (Financial Times)

If Greece is to do more than stagger from bail-out to bail-out, it needs to change its political culture, writes Gideon Rachman.

7. The British far-Right is nothing but a rabble (Daily Telegraph)

The threat of Islamist attacks far outweighs that from loners with no political clout, says Andrew Gilligan.

8. A contract to terrify 1.5m people on incapacity benefit (Guardian)

A French company is being paid millions to harass incapacity benefit claimants with the threat of being made destitute, writes John Harris.

9. Slaughter was killer's appetiser. It is the trial that is his main course (Independent)

The issue of "broadband terrorism" remains virtually unchecked among extreme right-wing groups, says Dr Matthew Feldman.

10. Richard Wagner was no ranter (Guardian)

It is banal to suggest his music promotes antisemitism, but the Israel Chamber Orchestra's Bayreuth performance matters, says Martin Kettle.

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