Today's UK Top Ten Must-Reads
- 1 We are losing our balance. A left hand will steady us
David Miliband, The Times (£)
The EU is paralysed by right-wing groupthink. Hollande will offer a dose of reality
- 2 A rescue mission that itself needs rescuing
Steve Richards, The Independent
The biggest challenge arises not from what Cameron and Clegg disagree over but from what they agree on
- 3 The euro as we know it cannot continue, and we can't ignore this terrible reality a moment longer
Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail
Ever since the eurozone lurched into crisis after the 2008 crash, the European Union’s economic project has defied gravity. Thanks to German money and resolve, a currency union that should have been smashed to smithereens by a financial hurricane has stayed intact.
Dominic Lawson, The Independent
Without devaluation, the only way the Greeks can restore competitiveness is to impose real wage cuts
- 5 The Greek crisis will fast expose Mr Hollande
Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times (£)
Forced to choose, the French are almost certain to go with the Germans.
- 6 Why I'm spending my time on the frontline not the front bench
David Miliband, Daily Mirror
The Tories like to argue that their problem is the Lib Dems. They should be grateful the Lib Dems have provided a human shield. But the Tories’ real problem is that they are Tories! It is useful to attack the Coalition for incoherence. It is vital to oppose the Tories for being wrong.
- 7 The tide is turning against EU bureaucracy
Vince Cable, The Daily Telegraph
At a time when we are struggling to escape from the worst economic crisis of our lifetime, the last thing we need is the imposition of a new set of regulations potentially costing the economy billions a year.
- 8 Rachel Sylvester, The Times (£)
David Cameron is under pressure to get back to ‘real Tory’ values. To give in, though, would be a fatal mistake
- 9 Regeneration: the holes in Britain's cities need imagination to fill them
Owen Hatherley , The Guardian
Urban Britain is full of empty spaces. But councils seeking fresh ideas are better off listening to the occupiers than developers.
- 10 Government has got approach to Lords reform all wrong
David Davis , The Daily Telegraph
There are parts of the British establishment that work well and parts that do not.