Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
As ever with Europe, there is an appearance of flux while so much essentially remains the same, writes Steve Richards. When will pro-Europeans start to make their case?
2. Cameron strolls towards the EU exit, leaving us none the wiser (Daily Telegraph)
The PM’s failure to explain what he wants for Britain allows others to drive the debate, says Benedict Brogan.
With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm, says George Monbiot.
4. Europe would lose if Britain left the union (Financial Times)
Brussels would not have to give much ground to keep the UK in the club, writes Gideon Rachman.
5. After Rowan, the Church is taken seriously (Times) (£)
For all his struggles, the Archbishop’s tenure may mark a turning point for Christianity, writes Richard Harries.
6. Another tricky balance for Mr Clegg to strike (Independent)
The Lib Dem leader is right to accept a temporary freeze on benefits, provided he can secure a meaningful wealth tax in return, says an Independent leaer.
For Iain Duncan Smith, poverty is caused by failure and dysfunction, writes Polly Toynbee. The reality is different, and Labour must say so.
9. Cameron is right to turn to the fixer (Financial Times)
Lynton Crosby might help the Tories fix their weakness without losing their strength, says Janan Ganesh.
10. Is the PM really at war, or simply deluded? (Daily Telegraph)
It was easy to agree with what David Cameron said yesterday, writes Philip Johnston. But harder to believe he’ll deliver.
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