Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
The Lib Dems' handling of harassment claims has so far been shameful, says Gaby Hinsliff. Their inquiries had best follow their brief – and dig.
2. The Chancellor’s not for turning – or sacking (Times) (£)
The Moody’s downgrading ought to shame our entire political class, who have blocked George Osborne’s plans, says Tim Montgomerie.
Osborne’s failure must not lead to yet another bout of austerity under Labour, writes Owen Jones.
4. One thing’s clear about Eastleigh: it’ll be a wretched day for Labour (Daily Telegraph)
The magnificent Maria may see off the yellow peril, but Miliband’s man is already down and out, writes Boris Johnson.
5. Sexual claims: institutional failings (Guardian)
Uncertainty about how to proceed after serious allegations are made seems a disturbingly common institutional response, notes a Guardian editorial.
6. Hoist by his own petard... but this is no disaster (Daily Mail)
What sets the UK apart is that we have never, in our entire history, failed to pay back our debt, writes Alex Brummer.
7. Coalition facing a beastly Eastleigh (Sun)
Defeat for either the Lib Dems or the Tories will raise the odds on a coalition split sooner rather than later, says Trevor Kavanagh.
8. How David Cameron can get more women into politics (Guardian)
If he wants more female MPs, the prime minister must look at introducing job sharing to help them juggle family and career, says Sarah Wollaston.
9.. The cyber age demands new rules of war (Financial Times)
A system to check covert violence is needed, writes Zbigniew Brzezinski.
10. How did modern Islam become so intolerant? (Independent)
No injustice can excuse or explain the rise of brutal Islamists, says Yasmin Alibhai Brown.