Cameron's bigger society, clipping Europe's wings and legalising drugsby Prospect Team / October 3, 2013 / Leave a comment
The Tories are still better off with one-nation Cameron (Guardian) David Cameron’s speech was no lurch to the right, but a centrist leader’s attempt to marry market economics with social responsibility, writes Martin Kettle.
Political leaders show what they really believe (Daily Telegraph) This has been an unusual party conference, writes Peter Oborne. Leaders have emerged enhanced – with candour and ideological contrast.
Legalise drugs and you’ll save people’s lives (Times, £) If crime and contaminated supplies are taken out of the equation, the number of deaths will certainly fall, argues David Aaronovitch
Cameron responds to Miliband, but still keeps his options open (Independent) An opposition leader hasn’t set the agenda in such a challenging way since Thatcher, writes Steve Richards.
Europe’s wings must be clipped – but how? (Daily Telegraph) The clamour for an EU exit is mounting just as moderates are winning support, writes Sue Cameron.
Cameron must show his true self (Daily Mail) Anyone looking for meat at the prime minister’s speech would have been better off heading down to McDonald’s, says Max Hastings.
Minority Rules (New York Times, £) Boehner must fold, writes Charles M. Blow. The only questions are when and how.
Wanting to change Britain doesn’t mean you hate it (Times, £) Like Ed Miliband, any decent son would rush to his father’s defence, says Tim Montgomerie
Online social networks are too fragile to oppress us (FT, £) There is a flaw in any business that relies on exponential expansion and the mass sharing of information as its strength, writes John Gapper.
Help to Buy will help the haves not the have nots (Independent) There is no evidence that the Help to Buy scheme has stimulated more house building writes Mira Bar Hillel.