Politics 8 July 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. Falkirk has revealed the rotten state of all our political parties (Guardian) Falling membership has allowed small cliques to control our politics, writes John Harris. It's a failed model, but the powerful like it that way. 2. This attack on Labour’s union links must not succeed (Independent) These union-bashers are beholden to private interests, and want Labour to be, too, says Owen Jones. 3. Abu Qatada’s case shows the human rights system works (Times) Could you bear your country sending a man to a torture chamber, asks Adam Wagner. 4. Weary US consumer shoulders a big load (Financial Times) With China slowing, Europe still stuck and Japan in doubt, America has a heroic task, says Edward Luce. 5. Andy Murray: a victory which is his alone (Guardian) He referred to himself as a British champion while Alex Salmond rather unnecessarily waved the saltire from the royal box, notes a Guardian editorial. 6. Who wants a PM who has no fight in him? (Times) In dealing with unions Ed Miliband settled for a quiet life, writes Tim Montgomerie. But voters won’t stand for high taxes and a bloated state. 7. We British go out of our way to avoid using the word ‘Muslim’ (Independent) If reporters avoid using the word, we also risk missing out on the positive side of religious identity, says Robert Fisk. 8. As Britain dithers, the rest of the world is getting things done (Daily Telegraph) Our great projects are being stalled by endless consultations and grinding bureaucracy, writes Boris Johnson. 9. What makes a 'real African'? (Guardian) Too often the continent's writers are quizzed about their identity rather than the world they create, says Maaza Mengiste. 10. Help business by taxing profits abroad (Financial Times) The US should eliminate the distinction between foreign corporate profits, writes Lawrence Summers. › Where are the Milibandites when Ed needs them? Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?