Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
We comb over every word from Oslo, but disregard al-Qaida's rants. The lack of consistency speaks volumes, writes Jonathan Freedland
Sam Coates and Roland Watson accuse David Cameron of encouraging Conservative MPs to revolt against House of Lords reform.
"Supposing it was Assad shelling out £40m for a race. Would Ecclestone be happy to give him a soft sporting cover for his repression?", asks Robert Fisk.
4. Amiable apparatchik with eyes on the Elysée (Financial Times)
Hugh Carnegy writes that François Hollande’s transformation from virtual no-hoper to serious contender is partly a story of circumstance, partly a story of diligent preparation – and partly a story of the sheer unpopularity of Mr Sarkozy.
5. We should all be hacktivists now (Guardian)
Heather Brooke writes that in the state-orchestrated grab for cyber-territory we have to work together to ensure our online freedom is protected by law
Some leaders find immense extra physical and emotional resources in a crisis. They become more attentive to detail. But with Cameron, things seem to be going in the opposite direction, writes Chris Bryant
7. Battle is joined on bonuses – at long last (Financial Times)
John Plender writes that the amazing thing about the Barclays and Citi bonus fights is that it has taken so long for the worms of the institutional investment world to turn.
8. We can’t reform the European Court of Human Rights, so let’s end this nonsense (Daily Telegraph)
The interminable Abu Qatada affair proves Britain needs to bring home the rule of law, writes Charles Moore
9. At last Bahrain has found the friends it deserves (Guardian)
Marina Hyde writes that in John Yates and Bernie Ecclestone the charming al-Khalifas have met their match
10. Make the mayoral elections independents’ day (Independent)
As more cities opt for directly elected leaders we must make sure candidates of real character are heard above the din, writes Janice Turner