Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Coalition politics? It's the art of the impossible (Guardian)
Cameron and Clegg both know the next spending review can make or break their political futures, says Gavin Kelly.
2. Is the Lazarus of British politics heading all the way to No 10? (Daily Telegraph)
Ed Miliband was written off from the moment he was elected Labour Party leader – but no more, says Mary Riddell.
3. True Conservatives believe in a strong state (Times) (£)
Trust free enterprise to sell cars, writes William Waldegrave. But the state is the protector of the weak and stands for values above self-interest.
4. After G4S, who still thinks that outsourcing works? (Guardian)
Confidentiality clauses and fiendish complexity in contracts for public services create moral hazard on a grand scale, writes Polly Toynbee.
5. How the Republican party can win (Financial Times)
An aspirational, centre-right agenda will make the difference for Republicans, writes Olympia Snowe.
6. Time to right our Kenyan wrongs (Independent)
The repression of the Mau Mau rebellion is one of the more shameful episodes of recent British history, says an Independent leader.
7. The eurozone endgame will begin in Greece (Guardian)
Greece won't be able to make its austerity policies stick and, as the global depression worsens, will have to leave the eurozone, says Costas Lapavitsas.
8. Coalition must prove it deserves to survive (Daily Mail)
Everywhere there’s a sense of paralysis, with Tories not daring to move for fear of upsetting the Lib Dems, says a Daily Mail editorial.
9. Why the 2011 Census numbers don’t add up (Daily Telegraph)
Britain’s population is soaring and ageing – yet we fail to prepare for the consequences, says Philip Johnston.
10. America’s lessons in killing off toxic banks (Financial Times)
The FDIC ‘works’ because it does what it says: kill ailing banks, while protecting depositors, says Gillian Tett.
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