George's marvellous medicine, magical summer and the neo-liberal scriptby Prospect Team / October 7, 2013 / Leave a comment
The right fear that, if even mild social-democratic populism proves popular, the door might open to more radical ideas Red Ed? If only it were true (Independent) After three decades of free-market triumphalism, says Owen Jones, the right finds any deviation from the neo-liberal script unacceptable. Washington’s rolling seizures short-circuit US soft power (FT, £) It may be hard to pin down but you know when credibility is leaking, writes Ed Luce. Prism and Tempora: the cabinet was told nothing of the surveillance state’s excesses (Guardian) The cabinet was told nothing of the extent of GCHQ’s powers, says Chris Huhne. The era of big government really is over (Times, £) The long-term effects of the US government shutdown will be a further poisoning of attitudes towards the state, writes Tim Montgomerie. Help to Buy: George’s marvellous medicine (Guardian) From the chancellor who inveighed against Labour’s culture of debt, Osborne’s smacks either of hypocrisy or an admission of defeat. Obsorne’s magical summer has bewitched us (Times, £) In generating a feel-good boom, writes Ed Conway, the Chancellor has neglected long-term reforms. NHS is finally taking expert advice – from the patients (Guardian) A panel to hear patients’ views is forcing medics to reevaluate their approach to health care, writes Jackie Ashley. Prisoners of their own ignorance (Daily Telegraph) The shooting of Malala Yousafzai is part of a much deeper crisis in Pakistan that existed long before the Taliban, writes David Blair. A tragedy off the coast of Indonesia that should shame Lebanon’s neglectful government (Independent) The migrants’ death is a story of a country whose authorities take no responsibility for the deaths of their own people, writes Robert Fisk. Welfare reform will not work alone (FT, £) Bitter medicine is no guaranteed cure of UK joblessness.