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Morning Call: pick of the papers

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

New Statesman

1. Mr Cameron must chose his words more carefully (The Independent)

The coalition is charged with letting playing fields fall to developers, but Michael Gove is merely going where Labour went before him, writes John Rentoul.

2. West Coast blues (Financial Times)

The privatisation of Britain’s railways in the early 1990s was meant to end the inefficiencies that had characterised the former monopolist, British Rail. Unfortunately, results have not matched expectations, writes the Financial Times.

3. Be bold, Prime Minister, make Mr Cable your Home Secretary (The Telegraph)

A seismic shake-up of the Cabinet is the only option if the Tories are to revive their fortunes, argues Paul Goodman.

4. Euston, we have a problem (The Independent)

There are only two ways to make more money from the railways - increase fares or cut staff, writes Paul Vallely.

5. From Pussy Riot, a lesson in the power of punk (The Guardian)

Putin may have more serious critics, but Pussy Riot have shown the west how artistic dissent can still make a difference, writes John Harris.

6. The U-turn on social care is a small step towards a better Britain (The Guardian)

Capping care costs will ease a terror felt by many. But leaders must beware: disaster lurks in promises the coalition can't keep, writes Jackie Ashley.

7. Britain is ready for a highbrow PM (The Independent)

Bright politicians should learn that authenticity pays; dirty wars in leafy suburbia; and books that shape generations, writes DJ Taylor.

8. Michael Gove must be allowed to complete his quiet revolution (The Telegraph)

From top down to bottom up – a cultural transformation is under way in schools across the country, writes Matthew d'Ancona.

9. Hardly persecution, Mr Assange (The Independent)

Julian Assange's soaring rhetoric from the balcony of the embassy of Ecuador today was, by now, a rather familiar performance, writes The Independent.

10. The BBC boss off to New York to change the Times (Financial Times)

The hiring of Thompson shows the NYT is eyeing a digital future, writes Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson