Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Make no mistake, the politicised contest about how to remember the former prime minister is not about the past, writes Jonathan Freedland.
The unusually large band of 148 new Tory MPs elected in 2010 are very much 'Thatcher’s children', writes Andrew Grice.
3. The selfish left, not Thatcher, divided us (Times) (£)
In the 20 years before her time in office, the nation endured far more conflict than in the 20 years after it, argues Daniel Finkelstein.
Let us say what we think, and be frank about it: death does not confer privilege, writes A.C. Grayling.
5. The radical Mrs Thatcher is still inspiring today's Conservatives (Daily Telegraph)
Margaret Thatcher proved you can change minds by the force of ideas, says Conservative MP Liz Truss.
The use of threats and isolation against Iran and North Korea is a bizarre, perilous way to conduct foreign relations, says Jonathan Steele.
7. Japan’s unfinished policy revolution (Financial Times)
Tokyo’s economic system is a machine for generating high private savings, writes Martin Wolf.
8. Margaret Thatcher was no feminist (Guardian)
Far from 'smashing the glass ceiling', Thatcher made it through and pulled the ladder up after her, says Hadley Freeman.
Once upon a time we exported Thatcherism; in the near future, we will find ourselves reimporting an Indian and Chinese version of it, writes Hamish McRae.
10. Hollande must heed lessons of Louis XVI (Financial Times)
France’s president may come to be the victim of a revolt against elites, writes Dominique Moïsi.