Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Many still don't realise how far this government is bent on dismantling the public realm, says Polly Toynbee. Labour has to show us a way out.
2. Our fortunes rest on the Bank’s great money-printing machine (Daily Telegraph)
There were two Budgets delivered this week – and it’s the second one involving the Bank of England that really matters, says Fraser Nelson.
3. Homes ruse will not rebuild the economy (Financial Times)
The market cannot sensibly finance such high loan-to-value ratios, says Martin Wolf.
4. Osborne should stick to what he does best . . . (Times)
... and that’s not being Chancellor, says Philip Collins. This government badly needs a full-time political strategist to stop the rot.
5. Barack Obama's mission for Israel (Guardian)
The US president has learned from his first-year follies, writes Aluf Benn. But are we Israelis smart enough to listen to his message?
The Russian president sees the humiliation of the hated west as the prime goal in his desire to restore his country's greatness, writes Edward Lucas.
7. Erdogan should pursue lasting truce with the PKK (Independent)
The conflict between Turkey's government and its Kurdish population will only get worse if no agreement is reached, writes Patrick Cockburn. A ceasefire might last this time.
8. Middle East needs more than fine words (Financial Times)
John Kerry’s good intentions are worthless if the US president is not ready to take risks, writes Philip Stephens.
9. An ambiguous Archbishop (Independent)
Dr Welby knows that changing views within the Anglican Communion is akin to turning an oil tanker, says an Independent editorial.
The placebo effect has its place beyond medicine – as long as those who soothe us do so with our best interests at heart, writes Gaby Hinsliff.