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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

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1. Britain risks a lost decade unless it changes course (Financial Times)

The first priority must be for the public sector to stop exacerbating the contraction, says Larry Summers.

2. The housing benefits cap means a wretched life for thousands in B&Bs (Guardian)

Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform will leave families already on the lowest housing rung with nowhere to go, writes John Harris.

3. The Tory guns are ready to find their target (Times) (£)

If David Cameron could design his dream opposition, it would look a lot like Ed Miliband’s Labour Party, writes Tim Montgomerie.

4. Why I want the Iron Lady to go on and on (Independent)

Celebrating the prospect of Thatcher's death has become a macabre substitute for the failure to defeat Thatcherism, says Owen Jones.

5. Kate's right to be angry. But only King Canute would think privacy laws can hold back this tide (Daily Mail)

The topless pictures represent a wake-up call — that we inhabit an utterly changed information landscape, says Melanie Phillips.

6. The GOP shows no sign of braking before the cliff (Financial Times)

Never before has politics been as consciously likely to wreck the economy, writes Edward Luce.

7. How progressive Islam fell to the barbarians (Independent)

I have very deep sympathy for oppressed Muslims everywhere, writes Yasmin Alibhai Brown. But that is no excuse for this counter-productive rampage.

8. Tories doomed if they ignore Major warning (Sun)

The former prime minister is right to argue that a referendum on EU membership is now both desirable and inevitable, says Trevor Kavanagh.

9. The Tories are giving us distractions, not actions (Guardian)

Rather than build for our future, the coalition government has resorted to making endless promises that never bear fruit, says Rachel Reeves.

10. British businesses are taking an unfair whacking from America (Daily Telegraph)

BP has made mistakes, but its endless battering from the US authorities is out of all proportion, says Boris Johnson.