Politics 3 July 2009 Five of the Best The top five comment pieces from today's papers-on recapitalising the poor, Brown's U-turns, the mea Print HTML 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. The FT's Philip Stephens on Israel's inability to engage with a changing Iran. › PMQ's review: Brown's strategy becomes clearer George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?