Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. François Hollande: the change France needs (Guardian)
Hollande has a rare opportunity to reshape the political landscape in a country whose default position is to the right, says a Guardian editorial.
2. I get the message – but reform takes time (Daily Telegraph)
People want to know that we’re not just a bunch of accountants, writes David Cameron.
3. After the elections, a right turn for David Cameron (Guardian)
Our alternative Queen's speech charts a way for the prime minister to reunite the Tory family, says Tim Montgomerie.
4. There are few sparks in a sputtering US recovery (Financial Times)
What many hoped was a return to growth is to looking like another summer of hibernation, writes Edward Luce.
5. This coalition is stable and the centre will hold (Guardian)
The Conservative-Lib Dem coalition isn't about to lurch to the left or the right, says Nick Clegg. We spent two years on rescue. Now it's reform.
6. Saddle up, Dave, and take charge (Sun)
Boris Johnson likes to claim every disaster as an opportunity, writes Trevor Kavanagh. The only question is whether he or David Cameron seizes this one.
7. How not to spend £250bn of taxpayers’ cash (Times) (£)
The PFI system that created the £875 Christmas tree is on its way out, writes Jesse Norman. We can do better.
8. A web of privilege supports this so-called meritocracy (Guardian)
On both sides of the Atlantic, the social ties that bind our political, legal and corporate forces lie exposed, writes Gary Younge.
9. So Boris is more popular than Cameron. But he won't make PM (Independent)
Conservative MPs wondering how they can replace their leader with the Mayor can sober up, writes Mary Ann Sieghart.
10. What football teaches us about creating a thriving jobs market (Daily Telegraph)
You can’t make people perform better simply by excluding the foreign competition, says Boris Johnson.
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