Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Time for a new plan or a new Chancellor (Independent)
Osborne assumed that government had no other role than to get smaller very quickly, says Steve Richards.
2. Whys, damn whys and statistics (Financial Times)
The eurozone might be flirting with destruction but it has recorded better growth than the UK, writes Chris Giles.
3. This is a disaster. Now stop making excuses Mr Osborne (Daily Mail)
It is time for Osborne to press the emergency button before matters become even worse, writes Alex Brummer.
4. My advice? Don’t give up the ziggurats (Times) (£)
The monumental scale of the Olympics will be remembered long after our tiny moans about them have faded, says David Aaronovitch.
5. Cameron needs a change of heart (Daily Telegraph)
The Prime Minister should smash the status quo, says Allister Heath.
6. Pro-wind. Anti-wind. It's all so depressingly irrelevant (Guardian)
Only in the UK could such a vital, urgent issue as renewables be driven by political expediency and local skirmishes, writes Zoe Williams.
7. Yes, there's violence, but some Syrians think it's time to return (Independent)
There has been a rebel surge – but most of the country is still under Bashar al-Assad's iron rule, writes Robert Fisk.
If the British government really cares about the arms trade treaty, it must defend its animating principles, says David Miliband.
9. Lessons from my talks with the Taliban (Financial Times)
The main Afghan problem may be the question of how to divide power, writes Anatol Lieven.
10. Who is heading for the reshuffle blues? (Daily Telegraph)
Moving ministers is always a painful, says Sue Cameron.
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