Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Fixing Libor (Financial Times)
A benchmark that cannot be trusted has no point, says this FT editorial.
2. U-turns make even David Cameron wonder what this government is for (Daily Telegraph)
As the U-turns mount and key staff flee, the sense of mission is draining away in Downing Street, says Fraser Nelson.
3. Our policy towards Europe? Do we have one? (Independent)
The UK stands for democratic scrutiny - we have to stop sitting on the sidelines, argues Adrian Hamilton.
4. The campaign to save the NHS is back on its feet (Guardian)
Opponents of the Health Act are recovering from their stunned despair to find powerful, new ways to fight this vicious law, reports Polly Toynbee.
5 At last Ed has put a spring in Labour’s step (Times) (£)
The leader’s new-found confidence and a big poll lead make it game on for 2015, writes Anushka Asthana.
6. Murdoch the magician is running out of tricks (Financial Times)
The restructuring of News Corp is an admission of defence, says John Gapper.
7. After Barclays, the golden age of finance is dead (Daily Telegraph)
Retribution and regulation are sure to follow the Barclays scandal, but if the City is shackled, Britain as a whole will suffer, says Jeremy Warner.
Heads will probably roll for the Libor scandal, but this crisis won't end until the profession's link with politicians is severed, argues Simon Jenkins.
9. After this scam, banks must be split apart (Times) (£)
Prosecutions must be considered, but merely ring-fencing prudent high-street banks from risk-takers isn’t enough, warns Nigel Lawson.
Michael Gove goes head to head with Clegg and his team over education reform, reports Tim Shipman.
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