Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Why Labour chose Ed not David Miliband (Guardian)
David Miliband rejects my pro-state policy ideas as 'Reassurance Labour'. That's why he's not leader, writes Roy Hattersley.
2. David Miliband: the sniping and self-pity of a truly feeble man (Daily Telegraph)
The best thing that David Miliband could do for the Labour Party would be to shut up, says Matthew Norman.
I still hope that my old friend is innocent, as he assured me he was, writes Stephen Glover.
4. Huhne's departure will sadden all who care about the environment (Independent)
His brilliant brain was never put to better use than when he saved the day at the Cancun talks, argues Michael McCarthy.
5. Huhne isn't hated. He just hasn't any friends (Times) (£)
Clegg will feel more comfortable without him, writes Matthew Parris. But the high priest of differentiation will not fade quietly away.
From bonuses to knighthoods, the leaders we put in high office prefer jaw-jutting certainty to thoughtful judgment, argues Jonathan Freedland.
7. Fred Goodwin: a modern-day knight made to suffer a medieval punishment (Daily Telegraph)
Fred Goodwin should challenge the judgment of David Cameron's kangaroo court, says Charles Moore.
8. Our burn-a-banker frenzy is tempting - but wrong (Financial Times)
Gut reactions do not make good policy, writes Martin Dickson. We still need a banking industry.
Huhne made himself vulnerable to his enemies the minute he left his wife for his mistress, says Gaby Hinsliff. It's a curiously undignified way to go.
10. Lucky Dave's show goes on as an(other) irritant departs (Financial Times)
The Prime Minister is riding high in the polls in spite of deep economic gloom, says John Kampfner.
More from New Statesman
- Online writers:
- Steven Baxter
- Rowenna Davis
- David Allen Green
- Mehdi Hasan
- Nelson Jones
- Gavin Kelly
- Helen Lewis
- Laurie Penny
- The V Spot
- Alex Hern
- Martha Gill
- Alan White
- Samira Shackle
- Alex Andreou
- Nicky Woolf in America
- Bim Adewunmi
- Kate Mossman on pop
- Ryan Gilbey on Film
- Martin Robbins
- Rafael Behr
- Eleanor Margolis