Politics 19 June 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Ed Miliband is standing firm on Syria, but is he caught in a trap? (Daily Telegraph) Labour is haunted by Iraq, but doing nothing as catastrophe unfolds brings its own risks, writes Mary Riddell. 2. The toxic legacy of the Greek crisis (Financial Times) That Greece was the first to fall into trouble gave weight to the view that the crisis was fiscal, writes Martin Wolf. 3. Big ideas can be bad ideas - even in the age of the thinktank (Guardian) Forget the US model. British academics should aspire to offer more than just intellectual fig leaves for policymakers, writes Mark Mazower. 4. What’s to be gained from arming the rebels? (Times) Whether or not Britain takes sides in Syria, these are the issues facing military analysts, writes Roger Boyes. 5. Britain's response to the NSA story? Back off and shut up (Guardian) Snowden's revelations are causing outrage in the US, writes Simon Jenkins. In the UK, Hague deploys a police-state defence and the media is silenced. 6. We must never forget our debt to America (Times) Ahead of Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin we should remember that the US made the choice to protect Europe, says Daniel Finkelstein. 7. Russia has mixed motives in Syria (Financial Times) To ordinary people, a defeat of the rebels is seen as a victory over the west, writes Andrei Nekrasov. 8. Did Stuart Hall's victims relive their agony just for this? (Daily Mail) Hall's lenient sentence shows judges learnt nothing from Savile, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. 9. Co-op structures don’t solve all management issues (Independent) We must make the shareholder-owned model work as well as possible, says Hamish McRae. 10. It's now time we reaped the rewards of GM crops (Daily Telegraph) A disastrous harvest ahead and poor productivity mean farmers need all the help they can get, says Philip Johnston. › The secret plan to raise the price of student finance hints the government wants to privatise loans Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Let's talk about Daniel Hannan, Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler To the Commonwealth, "Global Britain" sounds like nostalgia for something else Is defeat in Stoke the beginning of the end for Paul Nuttall?