Morning Call: pick of the papers

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

1. The market can’t deliver growth without government help (Daily Telegraph)

Wealth doesn’t create itself – the government must champion Britain's cause in a tough, competitive world, says Michael Heseltine.

2. Romney would be a backward step (Financial Times)

Obama’s vision is inadequate, writes Martin Wolf. But Mitt Romney is George W. Bush reheated.

3. This is a European suicide pact (Guardian)

In normal times in the EU, co-ordinated austerity would lower member states' debt, writes Jonathan Portes. But instead it's making things worse.

4. Cheaper daycare could land Ed Miliband in Downing St (Daily Telegraph)

Ed Miliband is determined to make the cost of living the great election issue, writes Mary Riddell.

5. George and Vince must cry: ‘Huzzah for Hezza!’ (Times) (£)

Don’t be put off by the retro flavour: the Heseltine heresy on industrial strategy has become the new orthodoxy, writes David Wighton.

6. David Cameron's pro-EU charade cannot go on much longer (Guardian)

The PM talks tough on the European Union but claims to support it, writes Simon Jenkins. His position is hopeless. A new deal is needed.

7. UK recovery must not be just for the few (Financial Times)

Rising GDP does not necessarily lead to higher wages for all, warns Gavin Kelly.

8. Stop the party games and speak for Britain (Daily Mail)

MPs must give Cameron the strongest mandate to face down the EU commission, says a Daily Mail leader.

9. A boost for Britain's nuclear renaissance (Independent)

The Hitachi deal is reason to celebrate, but there is a long way to go to fill our energy gap, says an Independent editorial.

10. Scotland’s debate lacks seriousness (Financial Times)

What would an independent Scotland actually be like? The answer is that no one really knows, writes John Kay.

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The section on climate change has already disappeared from the White House website

As soon as Trump was president, the page on climate change started showing an error message.

Melting sea ice, sad photographs of polar bears, scientists' warnings on the Guardian homepage. . . these days, it's hard to avoid the question of climate change. This mole's anxiety levels are rising faster than the sea (and that, unfortunately, is saying something).

But there is one place you can go for a bit of respite: the White House website.

Now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, we can all scroll through the online home of the highest office in the land without any niggling worries about that troublesome old man-made existential threat. That's because the minute that Trump finished his inauguration speech, the White House website's page about climate change went offline.

Here's what the page looked like on January 1st:

And here's what it looks like now that Donald Trump is president:

The perfect summary of Trump's attitude to global warming.

Now, the only references to climate on the website is Trump's promise to repeal "burdensome regulations on our energy industry", such as, er. . . the Climate Action Plan.

This mole tries to avoid dramatics, but really: are we all doomed?

I'm a mole, innit.