Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Cameron does not deserve this B-team (Daily Telegraph)
The Tory leader David Cameron can do nothing to satisfy his selfish MPs, says Peter Oborne. The only winner is Ed Miliband.
2. Is plebgate a product of the push for police reform? (Guardian)
The Mitchell affair is a reminder that relations between this government and the force are as bad as any in living memory, writes Martin Kettle.
3. Damned and cast out prematurely. No wonder Mitchell is angry (Independent)
Sometimes in these storms spin doctors can make mistakes, says Steve Richards. Mitchell's apology, in staged public circumstances, seemed an implicit acceptance of guilt.
5. Cameron is wrong to take on the Tory party (Financial Times)
The prime minister’s tactics appear disastrous, says Tessa Keswick.
6. A referendum on Europe? Bring it on, for all our sakes (Guardian)
Cameron, Clegg and Miliband all fear a public vote - but they should go for it nonetheless, says Timothy Garton Ash. Let the people decide.
7. Who Dares Wins (Times) (£)
Obama needs to insist on gun control, not just ask for it, says a Times editorial.
8. Confusion reigns when the police won’t talk (Daily Telegraph)
For the Metropolitan Police, press briefings are a thing of the past – and it’s the public that is losing out, says John Yates.
9. Europe must be sold on shale’s merits (Financial Times)
If the argument is not won, the region could miss out on a huge opportunity, writes Noe van Hulst.
10. The Church is being reborn in cafes and homes (Independent)
New congregations are being created for the benefit of people who’ve never been to Church, writes Andreas Whittam Smith.