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1. The coalition's Plan P (for panic) owes a lot to Labour (Guardian)

The eurozone crisis has brought Ed Balls and George Osborne closer than they care to admit, and Lib Dems to the fore, says Jackie Ashley.

2. The eurozone really has only days to avoid collapse (Financial Times)

Angela Merkel can get her fiscal union, but in return she will now have to accept a eurobond, says Wolfgang Munchau.

3. Don't spare the horses tomorrow, George Osborne (Daily Telegraph)

The Chancellor knows he will have to use the whip to defend Britain's triple-A credit rating, says Jeff Randall.

4. Wednesday's strike is just the start (Guardian)

The day of action is a rebuke to an elite that gives money to banks at the expense of the poor, says Len McCluskey.

5. Too trivial a debate for our times (Financial Times)

The Republican party appears to believe Barack Obama is on an apology tour of America, writes Edward Luce.

6. A shaky step towards democracy (Independent)

It would be tragic if a free election in Egypt deepened existing divisions instead of healing them, says an Independent leader.

7. This is no time for wasting our money overseas (Daily Mail)

Increasing international aid when there are more than a million young Britons on the dole is wrong-headed in the extreme, argues a Daily Mail editorial.

8. Those who support democracy must welcome the rise of political Islam (Guardian)

From Tunisia to Egypt, Islamists are gaining the popular vote, writes Wadah Khanfar. Far from threatening stability, this makes it a real possibility.

9. Was it a DSK conspiracy? Shrug and say 'bof' (Times) (£)

The French are comfortable knowing that their political rumours will never be proven, writes Charles Bremner.

10. A day off school, but the lesson on pensions hasn't been learnt (Daily Telegraph)

Labour should tell the teachers and other public sector workers to call off this strike, writes Boris Johnson.

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