Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Osborne has shredded his reputation and turned the coalition into a lame duck administration, says Trevor Kavanagh. A job swap with William Hague is the solution.
2. The Democrats can't lecture Romney about firing people (Guardian)
Obama himself has never challenged the kind of rapacious capitalism he is desperate to associate with his opponent, says Gary Younge.
3. Hopey-changey, out. Tried and tested, in (Times) (£)
There’s a chance that Obama will lose to Romney this November, writes Tim Montgomerie. Are voters choosing real-world experience again?
African countries will be better off with a more activist development strategy than with the failed Washington orthodoxy, writes Ha-Joon Chang
5. I won’t let welfare be a lifestyle choice (Daily Mail)
The housing benefit cap is to encouraging thousands to look for work, says Iain Duncan Smith.
6. Land of opportunity can fight inequality (Financial Times)
The vital step is to strengthen public education, writes Lawrence Summers.
7. The Games baton has passed to the police (Daily Telegraph)
The G4S case gifts the force the chance to prove quietly that it is modern and efficient, says John Yates.
8. The drawbacks of Condi for Veep (Independent)
Romney is flirting with accusations of tokenism if he goes ahead and chooses Condi as his running mate, says an Independent leader.
9. Welcome to the new world of American energy (Financial Times)
A nation is turning from a voracious consumer into a producer of plenty, writes Edward Luce.
10. To avoid the Olympic weather forecast, please look away now (Daily Telegraph)
So what if the expert view is that an Ice Age is imminent – the cold never held Britain back, says Boris Johnson.
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