Show Hide image Politics 16 May 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. Why Europe threatens Britain’s recovery (Daily Telegraph) Our neighbours need to grow if we are to achieve our goal of a balanced economy, writes Jeremy Warner. 2. No poll jitters: Axelrod can help Labour hit back, and hard (Guardian) Ed Miliband may envy David Cameron's ratings, but his policies will be popular with voters, says Polly Toynbee. They just don't know it yet. 3. The Tories said coalition wouldn’t work - and they were dead right (Daily Telegraph) Government by No 10’s select Quad has been an experiment that doesn’t bear repeating, says Fraser Nelson. 4. General election debates: blazing an online trail (Guardian) It is not acceptable for there to be any doubt about the possibility of leaders' debates in the 2015 election, says a Guardian editorial. The public now expects them. 5. Europeans shake their fists at the world (Financial Times) The populist trick has been to channel wider discontents into antipathy to the EU, writes Philip Stephens. 6. Why Singh outranks Thatcher and Reagan (Times) India’s prime minister is about to be roundly defeated, but the world’s largest democracy owes him a colossal debt, says Philip Collins. 7. Renewable energy won't rid us of the horrors of coal (Guardian) The Turkish disaster has brought home the grave costs of mining, writes Simon Jenkins. But hysteria-led policies will only make matters. 8. Border crossing (Daily Telegraph) As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron is right to visit Scotland to persuade it to stay in the Union, says a Telegraph editorial. 9. Now at last Lib Dem ministers can say what they really think of their Tory bosses (Independent) The end is approaching for the coalition's marriage of convenience, writes Nigel Morris. 10. China must do as Japan says not as it did (Financial Times) Beijing, like Tokyo in the 1980s, is trying to transform a state-controlled financial system, writes Gillian Tett. › David Axelrod: victory for Miliband will "send a message around the world" 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?