CommentPlus: pick of the papers

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

1. An early warning of the tornadoes of trouble facing the coalition (Observer)

The furore around Michael Gove is a foretaste of the troubles the coalition will face over cuts, says Andrew Rawnsley.

2. Labour must leave a door ajar for Clegg (Independent on Sunday)

The party's priority ought to be to ensure that it would be a more attractive coalition partner than the Tories if there is another hung parliament, argues John Rentoul.

3. Face it, Palin will be the Republican nominee (Sunday Times)

Everything Sarah Palin has done these past few months confirms her deadly seriousness about the future, writes Andrew Sullivan.

4. Rupert Murdoch may be evil, but that doesn't mean his paywall is (Observer)

Those, like the Guardian, who argue that content should be free for moral reasons are playing an extremely dangerous game, says David Mitchell.

5. Slippery ahead, so avoid Greece (News of the World)

Fraser Nelson says that the question terrifying ministers is a fairly simple one: will the cuts cause riots?

6. Copying the NHS is the last thing the US should do (Sunday Telegraph)

The future of health care lies in a combination of state provision and private contribution, argues Janet Daley. It is a lesson that Britain and the US need to accept.

7. Liam Fox has a lot to prove in the coming months (Mail on Sunday)

Fox, one of the few genuine right-wingers in the cabinet, must now persuade a sceptical country that trying to fix a "broken, 13th-century country" is worth the bones of even one British soldier, says James Forsyth.

8. In the face of narcissism, the police should stick to policing (Independent on Sunday)

Northumberland Police's decision to appeal to Raoul Moat's emotions was a horribly misplaced attempt at empathy, argues Joan Smith.

9. Yes, minister -- we're still not fit for purpose (Sunday Times)

Unless Michael Gove quickly gets rid of the officials responsible for his discomfiture, it will be his head on the block next time, says Martin Ivens.

10. We have abandoned the Haitians (Observer)

It is time to demonstrate that the developed world can engage in the affairs of a troubled state without special interest, says an Observer editorial.

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Appreciate the full horror of Nigel Farage's pro-Trump speech

The former Ukip leader has appeared at a Donald Trump rally. It went exactly as you would expect.

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce Nigel Farage is at it again.

The on-again, off-again Ukip leader and current Member of the European Parliament has appeared at a Donald Trump rally to lend his support to the presidential candidate.

It was, predictably, distressing.

Farage started by telling his American audience why they, like he, should be positive.

"I come to you from the United Kingdom"

Okay, good start. Undeniably true.

"– with a message of hope –

Again, probably quite true.

Image: Clearly hopeful (Wikipedia Screenshot)

– and optimism.”

Ah.

Image: Nigel Farage in front of a poster showing immigrants who are definitely not European (Getty)

He continues: “If the little people, if the real people–”

Wait, what?

Why is Trump nodding sagely at this?

The little people?

Image: It's a plane with the name Trump on it (Wikimedia Commons)

THE LITTLE PEOPLE?

Image: It's the word Trump on the side of a skyscraper I can't cope with this (Pixel)

THE ONLY LITTLE PERSON CLOSE TO TRUMP IS RIDING A MASSIVE STUFFED LION

Image: I don't even know what to tell you. It's Trump and his wife and a child riding a stuffed lion. 

IN A PENTHOUSE

A PENTHOUSE WHICH LOOKS LIKE LIBERACE WAS LET LOOSE WITH THE GILT ON DAY FIVE OF A PARTICULARLY BAD BENDER

Image: So much gold. Just gold, everywhere.

HIS WIFE HAS SO MANY BAGS SHE HAS TO EMPLOY A BAG MAN TO CARRY THEM

Image: I did not even know there were so many styles of Louis Vuitton, and my dentists has a lot of old copies of Vogue.

Anyway. Back to Farage, who is telling the little people that they can win "against the forces of global corporatism".

 

Image: Aaaaarggghhhh (Wikipedia Screenshot)

Ugh. Okay. What next? Oh god, he's telling them they can have a Brexit moment.

“... you can beat Washington...”

“... if enough decent people...”

“...are prepared to stand up against the establishment”

Image: A screenshot from Donald Trump's Wikipedia page.

I think I need a lie down.

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Stephanie Boland is digital assistant at the New Statesman. She tweets at @stephanieboland