Newspaper review: Welfare reforms pored over

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The government's newly announced plans to reform welfare to "make work pay" are pored over in most of the papers.

But the Guardian thinks the "new poor law" should step back from the blueprint for a universal credit.

"Well un-fare" is the Daily Mirror's verdict, as it accuses the Tories of hitting 1.7 million people with "the harshest welfare shake-up in 60 years".

'Non-job war'

David Cameron and Nick Clegg go head-to-head with opposing articles in the Daily Mail on voting reform.

The PM likens democracy under the Alternative Vote (AV) system to winning an Olympics race and getting a bronze medal, while second place gets gold.

But Mr Clegg says under the current system most people are represented by someone most people did not vote for.

'Madeleine lead'

He says he has given police the names of two suspects.

Oh boy!

It notes the combined value of all their cars is worth less than a single Audi R8 in United's car park.

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