Europe's Aesopian tale, a freeze on energy prices and Iran’s thawing isolationismby Prospect Team / September 26, 2013 / Leave a comment
Miliband can win where Kinnock could not (Times, £) Tories need to rise to the challenge of a Labour message they may have underestimated, writes Tim Montgomerie.
With Angela Merkel’s Germany at the helm, Europe will remain a tortoise (Guardian) Don’t expect any change from Merkel in the eurozone, writes Timothy Garton Ash; though US and Chinese politics aren’t looking any healthier.
Wake up, Mr Hague – change is in the air (Daily Telegraph) Britain must recognise that global power relations have shifted and respond to Iran’s peace overtures, writes Peter Oborne.
A good speech, but what about the economy, Ed? (Independent) Labour won’t win a “cost of living” election unless it improves its economic credibility writes Andrew Grice.
Party politics needs to loosen up – the rest of us have (Guardian) Party politics has become more rigid over the years; Suzanne Moore proposes a more lenient, less top-down alternative.
Green energy or cheap? Ed can’t have both (Times, £) It’s hypocrisy for the architect of expensive renewables to call for a price freeze, writes Matt Ridley.
Britain will not have much of a choice at the 2015 election (FT, £) Politicians are basking in new narratives, writes Chris Giles, but the parties have rarely been closer on economics.
Hoping isn’t good enough (Independent) Those who stand to benefit from reckless practices wield considerable power in government, writes Tony Juniper.
Why is God suddenly so big in the schools we all pay for? (Guardian) The rush to academies has opened the flood gates for faith schools which bypass the democratic process, writes Zoe Williams.
How do you say ‘blog’ in German (New York Times, £) The editors of the German Duden dictionary have added 5,000 words to the latest edition, many of them English, says Anna Sauerbrey. Some Germans aren’t happy.