Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
When even the IMF's free market ideologues recoil from the UK chancellor's austerity politics, democracy itself is at stake, warns Ha-Joon Chang.
2. For all his proficiency on the pallet, Ed still can’t speak human (Daily Telegraph)
The Labour leader’s populist approach isn’t working – precision and honesty are required, says Mary Riddell.
3. The German model is not for export (Financial Times)
Forcing the eurozone to mimic Germany’s path to adjustment makes stagnation likely, writes Martin Wolf.
4. Cameron needs a big-tent conservatism (Times)
Defectors to Nigel Farage came mostly from older voters, notes Daniel Finkelstein. Cameron needs to attract the young and the aspiring.
5. The idea that we can renegotiate with the EU is pure fantasy (Daily Mail)
The PM may not like it, but Nigel Lawson's absolutely right, says Daniel Hannan.
6. Three ideas to fix the North-South divide in Britain (Independent)
Forty years ago London was struggling - but it's hard to identify the reasons for its turnaround, writes Hamish McRae.
7. Lawson calls time on the three-pint heroes (Daily Telegraph)
The former Tory chancellor is right about leaving the EU, and closet sceptics will have to accept it, argues Nigel Farage.
If western politicians were really interested in saving lives, they would use their leverage to negotiate a settlement, says Seumas Milne.
9. The EU has pushed Britain ‘out’ already (Times)
No other European country shares our concern at the lack of democracy in the EU, writes Gisela Stuart.
With UKIP and now Nigel Lawson roaming free, he'll only regain the initiative on Europe if he calls Nick Clegg's bluff, writes Simon Jenkins.