Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. US budget battle is the wrong fight (Financial Times)
A small rise in economic growth would entirely eliminate the projected long-term budget gap, writes Larry Summers.
Politicians can’t control the price of bread – or energy, writes John McTernan. But they can build houses.
With an election not far away, it doesn't matter if policies work – only that they come down hard on malingerers and migrants, writes John Harris.
4. Richard Branson is gone. So where are the new Bransons? (Independent)
Business has lost faith in itself, writes Stefan Stern. Where are its leaders now it's greatest recent entrepeneur has left the UK?
The new shadow education secretary's first proposals were Michael Gove-lite, but there's an appetite for something different, says Fiona Millar.
6. Lebanon has cause for shame in its treatment of Syrian refugees (Independent)
They are beaten in the immigration queues and cheated with exorbitant rents, writes Robert Fisk.
The treatment of the British tax dodgers exposed by the Lagarde list of secret Swiss bank accounts has been very lenient, writes Chris Huhne. Why?
8. Iran must show it means business (Financial Times)
Tehran and Washington must be ambitious at nuclear talks, says an FT editorial.
9. It's a vigorous, voracious press that keeps our country honest (Daily Telegraph)
Regulating the media would undermine its ferocious ability to highlight wrongdoing, writes Boris Johnson.
10. The man who makes Gove look a soggy liberal (Times)
The bracing opinions of Dominic Cummings will bring squawks of outrage from teachers and heads, says Libby Purves.