Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Letters from Cardinal Ratzinger have emerged in several US court cases, always protective of rapist priests, writes Geoffrey Robertson.
With no useful solution, the government should have left this snake's nest alone, says Polly Toynbee.
3. Horsemeat: Regulation doesn’t taste so bad now, does it? (Independent)
The question is no longer over the FSA’s existence but over whether it is powerful enough, writes Steve Richards.
4. Budget poker: Osborne needs a trump card (Times) (£)
There are rumblings of discontent from all sides as the Chancellor tries to improve on last year’s 'omnishambles', writes Rachel Sylvester.
George Osborne had a dream of removing owners of family homes from inheritance tax, writes Stephen Glover. Now, in full possession of his faculties, he has decided to make them pay even more.
6. A rare sighting of good news in Europe (Financial Times)
The gloom that has haunted the region has lifted slightly, writes Gideon Rachman.
7. Why is it the state’s job to pay for our care? (Daily Telegraph)
There’s no 'scandal’ in selling a family home that has benefited from soaring house prices, says Philip Johnston.
8. Obama faces State of the Union test (Financial Times)
It is time for a serious overhaul of the US tax system, says an FT editorial.
As John Paul II's right-hand man, he watched the papacy fall into decrepitude, writes Andrew Brown. He had no wish to follow suit.
The Chancellor's 2007 pledge has been allowed to slip away with barely a murmur, notes an Independent editorial.