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1. Fairer for voter numbers. Worse for the voters (Times) (£)

The electoral bias against the Tories may be corrected, says Daniel Finkelstein, but with it will come grandstanding and polarisation.

2. Politics must not trump the national interest (Daily Telegraph)

The Tories must stop pandering to populist opinion and rediscover their audacity, says Benedict Brogan.

3. Ed Miliband treads a difficult line with considerable finesse (Independent)

Squaring the circle of electability and union influence is a task every Labour leader has to face, says this leading article.

4. Bahrain and Libya expose the two faces of Britain's foreign policy (Guardian)

We bombed Gaddafi, but now we court Bahrain, says Ian Birrell. Is our foreign policy based on ethics, or commerce?

5. Libya forecast: good, enlightenment spreading (Times) (£)

The pessimists expect splits and anarchy. Martin Fletcher says that the reality is a people pulling together and making their country work.

6. Time for Germany to make its fateful choice (Financial Times)

Martin Wolf argues that the failure of Germany's leaders to explain the facts at home makes it impossible to solve the crisis.

7. A euro without Germany? Don't bet against it (Times) (£)

If the Bundesbank doesn't get its way on bailouts, the impossible may become inevitable, says Anatole Kaletsky.

8. Avoid 50p distraction to fix broken tax regime (Financial Times)

Many elements of the current UK system are damaging, writes Paul Johnson.

9. Britain should say yes to Palestinian statehood -- and so should Israel (Guardian)

A no vote at the UN will boost Netanyahu, wound Fatah and discredit the Europeans as useless hypocrites, says Jonathan Freedland.

10. Isn't it time politicians came clean about drugs? (Independent)

Christina Patterson discusses the cocaine allegations against George Osborne.

 

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