Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Labour can turn NHS scandal into success (Daily Telegraph)
Ed Miliband’s response to the Francis report on the Mid Staffordshire scandal could be the first step towards a Labour victory in 2015, says Mary Riddell.
2. Same-sex marriage vote: on the wrong side of history (Guardian)
The passing of the bill in the Commons was the latest climax in a disintegrating crisis of Conservative party credibility, says a Guardian editorial.
3. Cameron has sown needless discord (Daily Telegraph)
With the vote on gay marriage, the Prime Minister bounced his party into a reform for which there was no popular pressure, argues a Telegraph leader.
4. Japan can put people before profits (Financial Times)
The key to a better-balanced economy is to take surplus profits away from a corporate oligopoly, writes Martin Wolf.
5. Trident is no longer key to Britain’s security (Daily Telegraph)
Like-for-like renewal of our nuclear deterrent is neither strategically sound nor economically viable, write Des Browne and Ian Kearns.
6. It’s human to dread change and fear loss (Times) (£)
Good conservatives understand the value of tradition, but know when to welcome gay marriage or shopping malls, writes Daniel Finkelstein.
I agree that gay marriage is right, says Simon Jenkins. But the true test of tolerance lies in its treatment of intolerance – and we failed that test.
Mark Carney is eager to look for new policies to promote growth, writes Hamish McRae. Whether he can succeed is another issue.
The government should grasp this moment to light the imagination of the nation, by holding a state funeral for Richard III at Westminster Abbey, says Andrew Roberts.
10. Ageing taxpayers owe the iPod generation (Financial Times)
Tax reform is crucial for Britain’s youth, writes Nick Bosanquet.