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Morning Call: the pick of the papers

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

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Michael Gove has made a cruel mess of exam grades. Discuss (Observer)

Andrew Rawnsley argues that the Education Secretary has chosen the wrong way to tackle grade inflation

The bloody truth about Syria's uncivil war (Independent on Sunday)

Robert Fisk assesses the tactics of Syria's rebel forces

The Tories can still wring victory from the coalition (Sunday Telegraph)

Matthew D'Ancona says that reform of party funding could win Lib Dem support for boundary changes 

The privilege of engaging with clever and combative Tony Nicklinson (Observer)

Elizabeth Day writes that the right-to-die campaigner should be honoured by legalising euthanasia

Forget Dave and George. The real story is the two Eds (Independent on Sunday)

John Rentoul argues that divisions in the Labour leadership run deeper than those in the Conservative Party

With every hour that passes, we need the EU less and less (Sunday Telegraph)

According to Daniel Hannan, the public have already given up on the EU project

Breivik was narcissistic and racist... but sane (Independent on Sunday)

Paul Vallely writes that the Norwegian mass murderer was a product of society

Let's party with the politicos (Observer)

Victoria Coren analyses the guest list for 10 Downing Street

Whether you're a politician or a comedian, rape is a seriously unfunny business (Sunday Telegraph)

Jenny McCartney warns of a growing tendency to make light of rape

Parade's End and Wolf Hall show that the page is still the life and soul of the screen (Sunday Telegraph)

Alex Massie explores the novel's continuing importance to scriptwriters

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