Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. Osborne economics is not an invincible force of nature (Guardian)
Although many appear resigned to life under this dysfunctional capitalism, there is a way to make the system less inhuman, says John Harris.
2. All coups end in petty tyranny, however good the intentions (Daily Telegraph)
Britain should scorn the idea that military rule in Egypt is the 'least bad’ option, says Daniel Hannan.
3. We have another option in Egypt: to do nothing (Guardian)
We want to avoid another Syria but intervention could prove counter-productive, writes Oliver Miles. Britain should push for a diplomatic solution.
The notion that the Bank of England base rate is dominant and we should all go shopping has already been punctured, writes Ann Pettifor.
6. One year on, Marikana is emblematic of South Africa’s woes (Independent)
In the ANC’s 19 years in power, little has been done to address inequalities, says an Independent editorial.
There can be no excuse for the police whose duty is to protect all Egyptians, says Robert Fisk.
8. Conversation dies. Smartphone to the rescue (Times)
It’s not necessarily rude to play with your phone instead of talking, writes Matthew Parris. It’s just a way of relieving the pressure.
9. The Conservative Party needs to be more inviting (Daily Telegraph)
It's no wonder the Tories are losing members when Conservative associations appear to be stuck in the Fifties, writes Graeme Archer.
10. Japan’s past and future meet at Zero (Financial Times)
Controversy over a new film highlights the change in Japanese attitudes since the 1990s, writes David Pilling.