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  1. Pity the MPs who know not what they claim Telegraph
    If only there had been a kind of precedent – an expenses scandal, say – to guide the poor lambs, writes Matthew Norman.
  2. Not your typical bully, but Mitchell was right to go Times (£)
    It was all a fuss over nothing, but a fuss that meant that my friend Andrew could no longer do his job as Chief Whip, writes Matthew Parris.
  3. EU hands Cameron a losing proposition Financial Times (£)
    Some problems facing statesmen have no good answer. The challenge is to choose between grim outcomes, writes Janan Ganesh.
  4. The iPod family is unhappy in its own way . . . Times (£)
    Apple pretends it’s selling ‘happy ever after’ when it’s really flogging stupid gadgets, writes Giles Coren.
  5. Is David Cameron aping Gordon Brown's headline-grabbing habit? Independent
    It should have been a good week for David Cameron, writes Andrew Grice.
  6. George Osborne's first-class train gaffe: Plebgate act II Guardian
    Have senior Tories and their aides learned nothing from the past few weeks? Do they think first-class fares don't apply to them, asks John Harris.
  7. Jeremy Hunt and his magic water Independent
    Hunt and homeopathy were made for each other - this government’s ideology could be considered homeopathic, writes Sophie Heawood.
  8. The criminalisation of protest is part of the elite's class war Guardian
    Trenton Oldfield's sentence for disrupting the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race makes it clear which class is being protected, writes Nina Power.
  9. Starbucks and tax Financial Times (£)
    Public anger might equally be directed at the tax system itself, especially the way it treats multinationals, the FT says in an editorial.
  10. Freedom of Information Act: The pursuit of transparency is leading to dishonesty and intrigue Telegraph
    The nincompoops who brought in FoI have allowed the political elite to leave no trace of the decision-making process of government, writes Charles Moore.

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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