Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. The Tories are becoming the 'nasty party' on immigration (Guardian)
The Conservatives are boasting of their immigration plan that will split up thousands of families, but only if they're poor, writes Ian Birrell.
2. Hail Mayor Mike and the paper cups that will not runneth over (Daily Telegraph)
Britain could learn valuable lessons from New York’s radical plans to tackle obesity, argues Boris Johnson.
3. From the California Dream to a cautionary tale (Financial Times)
The more voters tie the assembly’s hands, the more they despise its failures, writes Edward Luce.
4. Europe’s problem is too much leadership (Times) (£)
The imposition of austerity is the shadow hanging over the continent: more important than the euro itself, says Bill Emmott.
5. Why I was won over by Glass-Steagall (Financial Times)
The act can combat the excessive power of banks, argues Luigi Zingales.
6. A referendum is coming. So why doesn't Cameron take the lead? (Independent)
Britain is the largest and potentially the most influential of all the non-euro members, writes Mary Ann Sieghart.
To draw Auschwitz into this public relations free-for-all was misguided, argues Melanie Phillips.
8. Leveson matters, and not just to the elite it shames (Guardian)
Leveson, a blockbuster of an inquiry, reveals a political class cut off from the public, writes John Harris. In its wake must come a new politics.
On Europe, Britain would do better to drive reform from within than leave and risk losing all the benefits, argues George Eustice.
10. Spies in the sky that no one will regulate (Daily Mail)
The Apples and Googles will soon have the right to know everything, warns a Daily Mail editorial.
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