Politics 23 August 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. HS2 must terminate here. All change, please (Times) I can no longer back high-speed rail, writes Alistair Darling. There are better ways to spend £50bn than on one line. 2. Ed, don’t listen to the advice – shouting louder won’t help you (Independent) Miliband is not currently in a strong enough position to spell out his plans, says Steve Richards. 3. The financial crisis that refuses to go away (Daily Telegraph) Emerging markets such as Brazil, India and Turkey have an outbreak of the jitters, and it’s hard to see a happy outcome, writes Jeremy Warner. 4. It's right to worry about security, but sometimes data trawls can be useful (Guardian) For once the government has got something right – the NHS's electronic surveys could be more effective than randomised control trials, says Polly Toynbee. 5. India needs fixing – financially and morally (Independent) The country's most famous economists, Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati, have different solutions, writes Peter Popham. But both ignore one key problem. 6. Will people really stay married for £150 a year? (Times) If Conservatives are serious about protecting the family it would make more sense to tighten up divorce laws, says Philip Collins. 7. Why Ed Miliband will be Britain's next prime minister (Guardian) The Labour leader understands the nature of the UK's economic problems, write John Denham and Peter Hain. With the support of his colleagues, he will win in 2015. 8. Wilberforce’s heirs are ready to tackle the great evil of the age (Daily Telegraph) Britain helped stamp out slavery once – now Theresa May is trying to do the same again, says Fraser Nelson. 9. Syria: chemical weapons with impunity (Guardian) The options for response are all bad, and it is doubtful whether airstrikes would establish deterrence, says a Guardian editorial. 10. Productivity is not everything (Financial Times) There is nothing wrong with the US economy a measure of redistribution would not put right, writes Samuel Brittan. › Workhouse donkey Subscribe More Related articles Benn vs McDonnell: how Brexit has exposed the fight over Labour's party machine John McDonnell "will never" stand for Labour leader and has a warning for rebels Sacked Hilary Benn rules out standing for leadership but tells others "do the right thing"