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The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

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1. The farce of the Hinkley C nuclear reactor will haunt Britain for decades (Guardian)

We need nuclear power, says George Monbiot. But the government has plumped for outdated technology at the worst price imaginable.

2. Watch out for a European Tea Party (Financial Times)

The big danger to the euro is that the political consensus that underpins it could come unstuck, writes Gideon Rachman. 

3. Loneliness is an inevitable result of Britain's economic model (Guardian)

Jeremy Hunt is wrong on who loneliness affects, wrong on what causes it, and wrong on what's happening in Asia, writes Aditya Chakrabortty.

4. Voters don’t want two tribes going to war (Times)

Nick Clegg signed up to the free-schools policy, writes Rachel Sylvester. He should not now rubbish it for electoral gain.

5. Rising energy costs: the bullies at the Big Six must be stood up to (Independent)

It’s the story of modern capitalism: debt is nationalised and profits are privatised, writes Owen Jones.

6. Rachel Reeves needs the thickest skin in the shadow cabinet (Guardian)

Rachel Reeves is Labour's best hope for shifting the national conversation towards how to give the unemployed a future, writes Polly Toynbee.

7. A price worth paying to keep the lights on (Daily Telegraph)

Hinkley Point gives Britain breathing space for proper strategic thinking on energy, says a Telegraph editorial.

8. Cameron must fear narrow election win (Financial Times)

Many Tories regard the prime minister as a ‘Conservative In Name Only’, writes Janan Ganesh.

9. Today’s conference on Syria is an opportunity for progress at last (Independent)

With Syria in military stalemate, there is no alternative but to seek a political solution, says an Independent editorial. 

10. It’s hard not to be cynical about politicians as the election nears (Daily Telegraph)

Once-favoured policies are being shamelessly disowned as the parties jockey for advantage, says Iain Martin.

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