Today's Top Ten UK Must-Reads May 19th 2012
- Today's Top Ten Must-Reads
- 1 Time to end ‘Camerkozy’ economics
Ed Miliband, The Financial Times (£)
Mr Cameron cannot help solve this crisis because he is such a central part of the problem. About Britain, he claims “we are moving in the right direction”. Recovery turning to recession, no growth for almost two years, a million young people out of work, and borrowing forecast to be £150bn higher than planned as a result. We have come to expect such crass arrogance but it does make you wonder on what planet the prime minister is living.
- 2 We will not recover the euro without re-examining our deepest held beliefs
Deborah Orr, The Guardian
Perhaps it's time for some political give and take – less tax on production and more on luxury consumption
- 3 Greece’s future is at the ATM, not the ballot box
Simon Ward, The Times (£)
Political manoeuvring may be irrelevant. A run on Greek banks could force an exit from the euro within weeks
- 4 When it comes to ideas for saving the economy, our leaders are as bankrupt as Greece. No wonder all they offer us is lies
Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail
Can I be the only person to recall in recent days the moment in November 1990 when a crew of gutless politicians deposed Margaret Thatcher, our only truly successful peace-time prime minister since Lord Salisbury?
- 5 Darkening clouds of euro crisis make life perilous for the PM
Andrew Grice, The Independent
"It's a rotten time to be Prime Minister," David Cameron is said to remark privately as he contemplates what he described publicly this week as "living in perilous economic times".
- 6 Lord Flight: The Treasury must prepare for the fact that it is only a matter of when and how the €uro breaks up
Lord Flight, ConservativeHome Platform
Lord Flight is a former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury who is now chairman of Flight the German ‘medicine’ of forcing internal devaluation cannot work, as the extent of devaluation required is...
- 7 With cuts alone there will never be hope: How the Greek tragedy affects us all
Tony Parsons, Daily Mirror
Cutting to the bone does not work without growth – creating jobs, giving people money to spend, giving them hope
- 8 Britain has a friend in Mitt Romney, so David Cameron should get to know him
Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph
We will always need our greatest ally – but some Americans like us more than others.
- 9 Diego Garcia was never really ours. So sell it
Matthew Parris, The Times (£)
Britain still hasn’t compensated the people it kicked off an island now inhabited by the US military — but it can
- 10 The real battle is only just beginning
Alan Cochrane, The Daily Telegraph
What we've seen so far is just the phoney war, but the SNP is ready to start its fight to break up Britain in earnest next week