Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1. Clinton is proving that a feminist foreign policy is possible – and works (Guardian)

The US secretary of state has placed women's needs at the heart of US thinking about long-term security, says Madeleine Bunting.

2. Watch out, Dave. Red Ed's making a cynical grab for your Big Society (Daily Mail)

Miliband speaks the language of "small-c conservatism" but his promotion of "community organisers" is an attempt to subvert western values, argues Melanie Phillips.

3. A daft way to tackle America's debt (Financial Times)

The Republicans need to moderate their zeal to cut spending too much and too soon, says Clive Crook.

4. Getting beaten up in cyberspace does no one much harm (Daily Telegraph)

The internet has enabled journalists to be held accountable by their readers, writes Boris Johnson.

5. John Maynard Keynes: the master and the doctor (Guardian)

Vince Cable provides better intellectual cover for coalition economics than David Cameron, says a Guardian editorial.

6. Tunisia heralds a long battle for Arab reform (Financial Times)

A slow transformation of much of the rest of the Arab world is likely to follow, writes Rami Khouri.

7. Britain will suffer if it doesn't help the euro (Times) (£)

We're all in the European debt crisis together, like it or not, writes Bill Emmott. The Prime Minister doesn't seem to realise this.

8. The Tory embrace may well split the Lib Dems in two (Guardian)

Many social democrats can't stand what is happening to their party and will be tempted by Ed Miliband's repositioning of Labour, writes Jackie Ashley.

9. It's not only the old who are getting bullied off the screen (Independent)

The case of Miriam O'Reilly remind us that foolish and obtuse decisions are made every day by those in charge, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

10. Not even Silvio can get away with this (Independent)

Even for the oh-so-broad-minded Italians, Berlusconi's exploits are becoming a bit creepy, writes Peter Popham.

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Tony Blair won't endorse the Labour leader - Jeremy Corbyn's fans are celebrating

The thrice-elected Prime Minister is no fan of the new Labour leader. 

Labour heavyweights usually support each other - at least in public. But the former Prime Minister Tony Blair couldn't bring himself to do so when asked on Sky News.

He dodged the question of whether the current Labour leader was the best person to lead the country, instead urging voters not to give Theresa May a "blank cheque". 

If this seems shocking, it's worth remembering that Corbyn refused to say whether he would pick "Trotskyism or Blairism" during the Labour leadership campaign. Corbyn was after all behind the Stop the War Coalition, which opposed Blair's decision to join the invasion of Iraq. 

For some Corbyn supporters, it seems that there couldn't be a greater boon than the thrice-elected PM witholding his endorsement in a critical general election. 

Julia Rampen is the digital news editor of the New Statesman (previously editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog). She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. 

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