Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. US election is a wake-up call for alarm clock Britain (Guardian)
To see how keen Romney and Obama are to court middle class America is to get a foretaste of Britain's key political battles, writes Gavin Kelly.
2. Nick Clegg’s legacy will be no more than a trail of wreckage (Daily Telegraph)
The Liberal Democrats ought to grow up and help the Tories make the case for austerity, argues Bruce Anderson.
3. Americans need to face the harsh truth and pay more tax (Financial Times)
US households are less burdened now than 30 years ago, writes Jared Bernstein.
4. We must act now to stop the gold turning to dross (Times) (£)
Sport in Australia slumped after Sydney, writes Matthew Pinsent. It mustn’t happen to us.
Clegg opposing boundary changes may be partisan retaliation, but it favours Labour and the future of progressive politics too, says Martin Kettle.
6. Olympic triumph masks an altogether grimmer reality (Daily Telegraph)
The Bank’s latest Inflation Report makes the case for deregulation and tax-cutting more clearly than ever, argues Jeremy Warner.
7. It's not just the bad apples – it's our rotten society's attitudes (Independent)
The assaults at Winterbourne View were horrific, says Ian Birrell. But just as shocking were the systematic failures of one protective authority after another to stop them.
It is morally indecent to sacrifice health to foreign aid, argues Stephen Glover.
9. The real test in Syria is whether fear is at an end (Financial Times)
In revolutions, populations afraid of regimes shift to regimes afraid of populations, writes Tal Becker.
10. The end of Catholic Ireland (Guardian)
Many Irish people have ditched the religion of their ancestors, but the generous impulses of faith live on, says Mary Kenny.
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