Europe's hydra, the phone-hacking trial and the school disaster movieby Prospect Team / October 10, 2013 / Leave a comment
The phone-hacking trial will be dream territory for the PM’s rivals (Daily Telegraph) The spectacle of the Prime Minister’s personally chosen director of communications on trial will be too delicious a target to ignore for many Lib Dems, writes Peter Oborne.
Fixing the eurozone is a labour worthy of Hercules (FT, £) No sooner has one threat gone than another springs up to test its leaders, writes Tony Barber.
The relentless school disaster movie is win-win for Michael Gove (Guardian) The failure narrative is the Conservatives at their most intelligent, writes Zoe Williams.
Boehner’s moment (The Times, £) The bigger the concession, the more Republicans he can expect to carry with him. The question is, how big is big enough for Boehner? asks a Times editorial.
The lesson of Malala rises above east-west sensitivities (FT, £) It is a cop-out to conflate her case with legitimate grievances of the west, writes David Pilling.
More than jihadism or Iran, China’s role in Africa is Obama’s obsession (Guardian) Where America brings drones, the Chinese builds roads, writes John Pilger. Al-Shabaab and co march in lockstep with this new imperialism.
Beware: a dangerous new generation of leakers (The Times, £) The threats from tech-savvy, young anti-government “libertarians” look serious, writes David Aaronovitch.
Premier Li Keqiang outlines China’s concerns on US debt (FT, £) China expresses concerns over the debt ceiling, while other Asian leaders are taking steps to deal with the risk, Simon Rabinovitch reports.
Tommy Robinson has left the EDL. But this is a change of key, not a change of message (Independent) He’s changed tactics, but it doesn’t look like Robinson will be denouncing his Islamophobic views anytime soon, writes Michael Segalov.
The paper that helps bring enemies (Daily Mail) The Guardian, with lethal irresponsibility, has crossed the line by describing the secret techniques used to monitor terrorists, says a Daily Mail editorial.