Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Cameron's prospects of increasing his share of the vote look worse, not better, than when he first took power, writes Andrew Rawnsley.
2. While politicians score points over Libor, politics itself loses (Sunday Telegraph)
Public anger at the latest banking scandal will not be assuaged by party political conflict. Quite the opposite, argues Matthew d'Ancona.
Like many, Nick Cohen favours a judge-led inquiry into the banks fiasco. But what could it realistically achieve?
Ed Miliband lays out his plan for a banking revolution in an interview with Geordie Greig and Simon Walters.
5. If it's your money at stake, you don't gamble (The Independent on Sunday)
Senior staff must lock up their bonuses in the products they sell, writes Daniel Pinto.
6. The Lib Dems resort to blackmail (The Sunday Times)
The Sunday Times in a leader attacks the Lib Dems for fighting for Lords Reform.
7. Why is the Coalition trying to overhaul the House of Lords? (Sunday Telegraph)
Iain Martin gives a Q&A on Lords reform.
8. The Bank is behind the real City scam (Sunday Times)
You might think this was not the most auspicious moment to be robbing pensioners to funnel more billions into the banks. Yet that is what the authorities did last week — and hardly anyone seemed to notice, writes Dominic Lawson.
9. There are no grey areas in rape (The Independent on Sunday)
We should worry about lenient sentences and ambivalent public attitudes, which mean rapists aren't sufficiently afraid of being condemned and punished, writes Joan Smith.
10. When the Crowd Isn’t Wise (The New York Times)
David Leonhardt looks at how the Wisdom of the Crowds can fail.
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