Morning Call: pick of the papers

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

1. A race between growth and populism (Financial Times)

The threat to the euro now comes from populists seeking to overturn the liberal order, writes Philip Stephens.

2. Ed Miliband is a blancmange in a hurricane (Daily Telegraph)

Labour’s leader is weak, indecisive, lacks clarity, and has turned his party into a vacuum, says Michael Gove.

3. The murder of April Jones tested the strength of my community (Guardian)

For everyone connected, the experience has been shattering, but with Mark Bridger's conviction, the process of healing can begin, writes George Monbiot.

4. Cameron believes in marriage - so why doesn't he support it? (Daily Telegraph)

The PM has fought a bitter battle over gay marriage, but not on behalf of those who most need it, says Fraser Nelson.

5. Of borders and benefits: social security for EU nationals (Guardian)

The spirit of the EU is supposed to mitigate against individual states passing laws to treat other EU nationals less generously, says a Guardian editorial. 

6. The US war on terror is not yet over (Financial Times)

In some countries drones are the only face of American foreign policy, writes Ahmed Rashid.

7. Russia holds the key to ending Assad’s brutal and bloody reign in Syria (Independent)

Moscow is dropping heavy hints that - without US engagement - the status quo will prevail, writes Peter Popham.

8. George Osborne's botch job has left housing in crisis (Daily Telegraph)

The Help to Buy scheme is pointless without a coherent approach to planning, writes Isabel Hardman.

9. Russia holds the key to ending Assad’s brutal and bloody reign in Syria (Independent)

Moscow is dropping heavy hints that - without US engagement - the status quo will prevail, writes Peter Popham.

10. The Lib Dems should try being real liberals (Times)

To reverse his spectacular decline, Nick Clegg must move away from the centre ground, argues Mark Littlewood.

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Owen Smith (11.36)
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