Show Hide image Politics 22 April 2014 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Giving the public a chance to voice their opinion could be the only way to improve the NHS (Independent) No politician is allowed to pledge a penny of extra spending on any cause, notes Steve Richards. 2. Salmond is wrong. England is not the enemy (Times) The nationalists paint the rest of the UK as right-wing and Ukippy, writes Hugo Rifkind. It’s actually a tolerant and multicultural nation. 3. Cost-of-living masks Labour ideas crisis (Financial Times) The wisest thing the UK opposition could do is outline the spending cuts it would make in power, says Janan Ganesh. 4. Can no one in Britain be trusted to run an election campaign? (Daily Telegraph) We are led by politicians who have become so beholden to the mechanics of politics that they must look abroad for their vision and their credibility, writes Benedict Brogan. 5. Obama’s Asia policy is ambiguous (Financial Times) The rise of China is the big strategic challenge facing the US and should focus its attention, writes Gideon Rachman. 6. Sorry students, I lied to you. University is about desperation, not aspiration (Guardian) The graduate premium is going down as tuition fees and debt go up: but for today's students that's just the tip of the iceberg, says Laurie Penny. 7. Stamp duty is worse than a mansion tax (Times) George Osborne taxes people who move house more than smokers, writes Ross Clark. It’s bad for the economy. 8. Where would you rather live – Great Britain or little England? (Guardian) If you agree that Britain is better off in the EU, make yourself heard now, says Nick Clegg. The Lib Dems can't win this argument alone. 9. Scots are not morally superior. That's why I believe in solidarity with the folk living south of Carlisle (Guardian) Whatever the Scottish separatists claim, our shared beliefs in equality and social justice don't stop at the border, says Tom Morton. 10. Restoring trust in the European parliament (Financial Times) Europe’s assembly must act to tackle its internal abuses, says an FT editorial. › Hilary Mantel: “I do think the level of public debate is debased” Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The public like radical policies, but they aren't so keen on radical politicians Theresa May dodges difficult questions about social care and NHS in Andrew Neil interview Why is Labour surging in Wales?