Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Mervyn King has turned our leaders into zombie puppets (Guardian)
Demand has not risen, writes Simon Jenkins. Neither has production. Yet we have been duped into thinking that QE will kickstart the economy.
2. Seven ways to clean up our banking ‘cesspit’ (Financial Times)
It is understandable that recent scandals have enraged the public, writes Martin Wolf. But it is a risky basis for policy.
3. The slow death of liberal Conservatism (Times) (£)
On tax, the NHS, the Big Society and the environment, modernisation is failing, writes Philip Collins. Was it ever more than skin-deep?
Douglas Hurd's handling of misguided UK policy on Bosnia contributed to Europe's worst war crime since 1945, writes Vernon Boganor.
5. What is the role of our armed forces if it's not to defend us? (Independent)
G4S appears to have convinced doubters that all was fine, until suddenly it was not, says Mary Dejevsky.
6. London serves up the good, the bad and the ugly (Financial Times)
The capital is a constant reminder of how unequally the bounty of globalisation has been shared, says Philip Stephens.
7. Cool, assured Ed Miliband must now boldly define himself (Guardian)
Ed Miliband proved himself master of the Commons – but David Cameron's serial bungling alone will not deliver Labour victory, writes Polly Toynbee.
8. Britain fights the slave trade scourge (Daily Telegraph)
Wilberforce’s political heirs have work to do, as the sorry case of the Connors family proves, says Fraser Nelson.
9. Ensure the Olympics are put back on track (Daily Mail)
It would be unforgivable for incompetence over security to spoil the games, says a Daily Mail leader.
10. Escape from recession may be the easy part (Independent)
An ageing population makes for problems a return to growth may not assuage, says an Independent leader.
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