Five of the Best
The top five comment pieces from today's papers-on recapitalising the poor, Brown's U-turns, the mea
Philip Blond explains how to recapitalise the poor and free them from welfare dependence in the Guardian.
In the Independent, Steve Richards argues that Gordon Brown's U-turns on 42 days detention, the abolition of the 10p tax and the part-privatisation of Royal Mail reveal a man trying too hard to create a big tent.
In the Times, Roy Hattersley demolishes John Denham's claim that the left should abandon its focus on equality.
Following Alain de Botton's verbal assault on a New York Times reviewer, Philip Hensher explains why slighted authors should remain silent and civil.