The Staggers 14 February 2014 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. UK storms and floods show climate change is upon us (Guardian) The wettest and hottest years on record mean the world must take action now or face disaster, says Nicholas Stern. 2. Britain risks a bigger financial hangover (Financial Times) Private borrowing to buy houses is deemed good – more government borrowing to build roads is not, writes Martin Wolf. 3. The eurozone crisis is just getting started (Daily Telegraph) The project to impose political union is bringing economic ruin, making the legitimacy of the EU project ever more vulnerable, says Jeremy Warner. 4. Yakety-yak doesn’t give power to the people (Times) Ed Miliband’s instincts on helping the little guy are right – but you don’t achieve this by forming committees, says Philip Collins. 5. An independent Scotland would not need to share currency with the rest of the United Kingdom (Independent) Alex Salmond could do worse than look to Ireland in the 1920s, says Andreas Whittam Smith. 6. Less homophobic than Russia? It's not something to give yourself a medal for (Guardian) Flying the rainbow flag for Sochi is a nice gesture, but western nations should look at our own treatment of LGBT people, says Laurie Penny. 7. An unsettled Boris courts Westminster’s awkward squad (Daily Telegraph) Boris’s supporters are optimistic that he’ll be in a safe Tory seat come May 2015, but they know that there’s more work to do, writes Isabel Hardman. 8. How to find the needle in Snowden’s haystack (Financial Times) The revelations have yet to cast the spooks as a law unto themselves or a threat to our freedom, writes Philip Stephens. 9. After 100 years, finally Britain won’t be at war (Times) The government’s defeat over Syria may be seen as the moment foreign interventions ended, says Antony Beevor. 10. If you really want to save the elephants, farm them (Guardian) The war on ivory, like the war on drugs, intensifies demand, writes Simon Jenkins. Legalise the trade and breed the animals for their tusks. › Labour win Wythenshawe by-election as UKIP push Tories into third place Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!