Politics 11 March 2010 Morning Call: pick of the comment The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Gordon Brown has voters in a trance . . . (Daily Telegraph) The Tories must show the kind of ruthless killer instinct that comes naturally to Labour, says Benedict Brogan. For now, Brown's act of hypnosis appears to be working. 2. Prepare for the fourth transport revolution (Times) The Transport Secretary, Andrew Adonis, argues that now is the right time to push ahead with his high-speed rail plan. British exceptionalism must be put to bed. 3. Step forward, the minister with a scheme to make a difference (Independent) Elsewhere, in the Independent, Steve Richards praises Adonis's creativity and ambition and says he is a role model for future cabinet ministers. 4. The City is not in love with Osborne (City AM) A poll of London's finance and business professionals shows that they would prefer Kenneth Clarke, not George Osborne, to become chancellor, reports Allister Heath. 5. Voters are far ahead of the elite -- so they'll get no say (Guardian) The increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan should be at the heart of the election campaign, writes Seumas Milne. But the decision of all three main parties to support the surge means public opinion has been ignored. 6. If interest rates rise, our prospects plummet (Times) We must reject the dogmatic belief that low inflation takes priority over everything else, says Anatole Kaletsky. 7. Mismanaging China's rural exodus (Financial Times) Chinese urbanisation could be the biggest business opportunity of the coming decades, writes David Pilling. But most of the 200 million migrants who have left the land have no right of permanent residence in the cities. 8. The Janus face of recession politics (Independent) Almost all the measures designed to combat recession actually serve to prolong the very seductions of easy credit, argues Adrian Hamilton. 9. Remember the Crimea. Look after the army (Times) The disastrous underequipping of soldiers in Afghanistan has uncomfortable echoes of the Crimean war, says Ben Macintyre. 10. Beyond the voodoo void of finance The moral gulf between citizens and banks can be overcome with an ethic of responsibility, argues William Brittain-Catlin. Sign up now to CommentPlus for the pick of the day's opinion, comment and analysis in your inbox at 8am. › Web Only: the best of the blogs Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles What actually is Article 50? The small print that will trigger Brexit Who will win the Copeland by-election? What is the Scottish Six and why are people getting so upset about it?