Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. George Osborne's credibility gap (Guardian)
The chancellor claims he'll balance the books and avoid tax rises, writes Alistair Darling. But his record so far is of failure.
2. No one party can unite this divided nation (Times)
Cameron cannot speak to the north, Miliband relies on his core vote, writes Philip Collins. Only Clegg can bridge the gap.
It will be a tough fight for the Labour leader but, just as he stood up to Murdoch, he is right to take on Paul Dacre at the Daily Mail, says Polly Toynbee.
Cameron’s historical selectivity would be dismissable were it not for his party’s hard-line view on the European Convention on Human Rights, says James Cusick.
5. The American right have got it all wrong (Daily Telegraph)
The Republicans are failing as a cohesive force in the throes of the budget breakdown, writes Jeremy Warner.
Ed Miliband's father was a sparkling figure, who believed passionately in tolerance and generosity, says Ian Aitken.
7. Press freedom and fairness should be enshrined in a British Bill of Rights (Daily Telegraph)
The fury of Ed Miliband and other maligned politicans should not be allowed to kill off ailing newspapers, says Fraser Nelson.
A free market system must never allow the freedom to exploit the most vulnerable, says a Daily Mail editorial.
Any plan which makes top-quality education more widely available should be pursued, says an Independent editorial.
10. Britain’s choice: pessimists or dreamers (Financial Times)
Both main parties are strangely fleeing the middle ground, the home of most election winners, writes Philip Stephens.