Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
I used to think the minister didn't understand poverty data, writes Polly Toynbee. Now I think he knows the truth, but ignores it.
2. David Cameron’s 'chumocracy’ is no substitute for a political mission (Daily Telegraph)
The Prime Minister’s social skills fail to disguise a worrying absence of ideology, says Fraser Nelson.
3. A waste of good talent – give Gordon a job (Times) (£)
We can’t let the former PM degenerate into Ted Heath, says Philip Collins. He should resign his seat and find a new purpose.
Thatcherism's trashing of communities created a culture of anti-Toryism in swathes of the country, writes Owen Jones.
5. Two cheers for Britain’s bank reform plans (Financial Times)
There is still time for the government to change its mind and go further to limit the leverage of big banks, writes Martin Wolf.
6. Banking reform is a costly waste of effort (Daily Telegraph)
As the latest financial storm looms, the last thing we need is more political posturing, argues Jeremy Warner.
Egypt must make an unequivocal break with the old regime, writes Mohamed Morsi. As president, that's what I will deliver.
Our policymakers have grasped the scale of the disaster facing both the European financial system and growth, writes Mervyn King.
9. Where's the energy to keep fighting for the planet? (Independent)
You won't find much poetry in today's environment movement, says Jonathan Porritt. Some even argue that it has lost its soul.
10. Hollande walks in the shadow of De Gaulle (Financial Times)
The facts of European power have turned against France, says Philip Stephens.
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