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How News of the World editors lost self-control - and all respect for the law (Guardian)
If newspapers are to survive in light of the Milly Dowler scandal, they must respect the law and respect their readers, argues Simon Jenkins.

Hacking away at the truth (Guardian)
A Guardian editorial argues that the Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB takeover fails the "bad smell" test, and should be put on ice.

The practice of journalism (£) (Times)
The Times breaks its editorial silence on phone-hacking and calls for the full truth behind the allegations to be exposed in an editorial.

Moment of truth for the eurozone (Financial Times)
Martin Wolf doubts whether there is a credible survival path for the eurozone in its current form.

So leftwingers support this inheritance plan? (Times)
Daniel Finkelstein wonders why people who opposed the inheritence tax cut support the Dilnot proposals.

Why all Tories should want a tougher Labour (Times)
The Conservatives need an effective opposition in order to spur them to "greatness", writes Tim Montgomerie.

The $10 minibar beer is no basis for capitalism (Financial Times)
John Kay bemoans the false economic appeal of 99p flights to Bratislava.

Divisive, bombastic and insecure - John Bercow is not the Speaker we need (Telegraph)
John Bercow risks losing the support of MPs, according to Rob Wilson.

Why Labour leaders speak drivel (Independent)
Mark Steel attempts to find the positive side of political non-speak.

We can't solve all the world's problems. But we can try (Independent)
Aid should not be ideological, argues Christina Patterson.