Morning call: the pick of the papers
The ten must-read pieces from the morning papers.
1. David Cameron: ‘I have problems with the Thatcher legacy’ (Sunday Times) (£)
The coalition is floundering, yet David Cameron still exudes supreme self-confidence at the dispatch box. As he campaigns for this week’s local elections, Eleanor Mills pins him down
2. The best place to change the EU is the EU (Independent on Sunday)
Former European Commissioner for Trade Lord Mandelson says David Cameron is wrong to pick a fight with Europe.
An open letter from Michael Ashcroft.
Nearly all the so-called experts predicted that austerity would lead to more crime. The opposite is happening, says Andrew Rawnsley.
5. Human rights are worth fighting for (Sunday Mirror)
If there’s one thing that exposes the hypocrisy of the Tories as the so-called party of law and order, it’s human rights, says John Prescott.
6. Good policies can transcend Right and Left (Sunday Telegraph)
The welfare reform programme is a true instance of compassionate conservatism, says Janet Daley.
Stanley Johnson got the news late because he spilled wine on his phone. Now a proud father celebrates his son Jo's new job in No10.
Given their importance to the British economy, we must think anew about our cultural industries, says Will Hutton.
9. Forget sarin — Assad crossed the red line with his first murder (Sunday Times) (£)
Are some methods of slaughtering our fellow humans more acceptable than others? Dominic Lawson says yes.
10. Boris and Jo Johnson: Two very different brothers with an eye on the big prize (Sunday Telegraph)
If Jo Johnson could borrow some of Boris’s magnetism there would be no limits to what he could achieve, says Bruce Anderson.