Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. For all their rage, the Tories know Qatada is going nowhere fast (Independent)
The dialogue going on in the party’s brain is also a dialogue with the electorate, writes John Rentoul.
2. Ukip has thrown British politics into the most marvellous chaos (Daily Telegraph)
Nigel Farage's party is a problem for David Cameron – but he should avoid a lurch to the right, says Peter Oborne.
3. Xi needs to prove he can deliver (Financial Times)
Even if the leader does embrace an economic overhaul, don’t expect political reform to follow, writes David Pilling.
4. Abu Qatada: holding the line on law (Guardian)
Lib Dem ministers should be congratulated for ensuring that the coalition does not embrace deliberate lawlessness, says a Guardian editorial.
Google is a gigantic parasite that makes a fortune from exploiting the creativity and entrepreneurship of others, argues Luke Johnson.
Nobody said, in any of the parties' manifestos, that they would claw money back from the severely disabled, writes Zoe Williams.
7. Reheating Thatcherism won’t save Cameron (Times)
Conservatives should look to Heseltine for a sensible — and vote-winning — attitude to the role of government, says Steve Richards.
8. We glimpse in Syria the ghost of wars to come (Guardian)
In the Balkans, outsiders stepped in to finally halt the misery, writes Timothy Garton Ash. But this is a different kind of conflict.
9. The age of austerity is over. Why? It doesn’t work (Independent)
If ever George Osborne wanted an excuse to embrace Plan B this is the moment, says Andreas Whittam Smith.
10. Let’s make more leg room at the Cabinet table (Daily Telegraph)
The growing numbers of ministers and hangers-on crowding into No 10 are hardly conducive to good government, says Sue Cameron.