The Staggers 23 March 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. In Britain, beer is much more than just a drink (Guardian) George Osborne may not go to pubs, but has at least cottoned on to their value and called off the annual beating in the budget, writes Pete Brown 2. Homes ruse will not rebuild the economy (Financial Times) The market cannot sensibly finance such high loan-to-value ratios, writes Martin Wolf 3. Britain's fortunes rest on the Bank’s great money-printing machine (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 4. The Sun says … vote Ukip in 2015? (Guardian) The Sun is urging readers not to see Ukip as a marginal party. And like Nigel Farage, Murdoch wants Britain out the EU, writes Roy Greenslade 5. Is Jane Eyre happy? Is Hamlet sad? You will never find that out with a Google search tool (Independent) This is a technology for which we have no use commensurate to its sophistication, writes Howard Jacobson 6. Home truths about the housing market (Telegraph) George Osborne’s help-to-buy scheme in the Budget may excite the hopes of would-be homeowners, but it confirms our alarming dependence on an insufficient stock of homes, writes Alex Morton 7. 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 Stevens 8. The SWP leadership has turned the party into a sinking ship (Guardian) The party's leadership has only itself to blame for the mass exodus of members caused by its cover-up of a rape complaint, writes Richard Seymour 9. I’m glad I learnt to read Shakespeare at school rather than a balance sheet (Independent) Richard Branson has recommended dropping "irrelevant" topics from the curriculum, writes Alice Jones 10. On Syria, the west needs a better choice than do nothing or direct intervention (Guardian) In the US, debate about arming the Syrian opposition is heating up. But we need to find a different paradigm than military aid, write Carne Ross › Disabled people have never had it so bad From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?