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1. The UK doesn't want a referendum, just a steady return of power (Financial Times)

We have been stripped of many powers without a referendum so why do we need one now to return them, asks George Eustice.

2. Following David Cameron's Europe raspberry, how low can Nick Clegg go? (Guardian)

The tuition fees U-turn was just a gateway drug for the Lib Dem leader, argues Marina Hyde. The formerly pro-Europe Clegg is now mainlining U.

3. This is not a "fight on the beaches" moment (Financial Times)

It's the long overdue attempt to undo the deadly birth defect of the euro, writes Josef Joffe.

4. With one little word, David Cameron breaks the European taboo (Daily Telegraph)

The PM has shown great political courage, says Charles Moore. Now he must make sure that No doesn't become Yes.

5. Bankers are the dictators of the West (Independent)

I have never read so much so much utter drivel, as I have about the world financial crisis, writes Robert Fisk.

6. David Cameron's "no" is bad for Britain and for Europe (Guardian)

The EU will never be the same again. Britain has become more Swiss, but most of Europe's gone German, says Timothy Garton Ash.

7. Cameron pulled the trigger this morning, but there is work left to do (Daily Telegraph)

Despite the PM's veto, the threat remains that the EU institutions will be colonised by the eurozone nations, writes Mats Persson.

8. Putin's fall is now a question of when, not if (Times) (£)

The Russian leader rubbed his subjects' noses in their subjugation once too often. The west can help to bring him down, argues Garry Kasparov.

9. Cameron has played a poor hand badly (Independent)

Britain's future? Proud isolation: like the Cayman Islands, but without the weather, says John Lichfield.

10. Referendum? Not yet. Put it in the manifesto (Times) (£)

Brave and astute, David Cameron has regained his authority and kept the coalition and his party together, writes Matthew Parris.

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