Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1. Anti-capitalist? Too simple. Occupy can be the catalyst for a radical rethink (Guardian)

Capitalism has many guises, writes Ha-Joon Chang. Pigeonholing protesters will only allow those who are against reform to avoid the issue.

2. Europe must not allow Rome to burn (Financial Times)

This may turn out to be the last chance to put out the fire, says Martin Wolf.

3. Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Europe must choose (Times) (£)

There are more risks for the EU as a 'beautiful' integrated system like Apple than as an untidy alliance like Microsoft, writes Daniel Finkelstein.

4. Assad will only go if his own tanks turn against him (Independent)

Predictions of the Syrian leader's imminent demise are hopelessly optimistic, warns Robert Fisk.

5. Ed Miliband needs to strike a blow, not a pose over industrial action (Daily Mirror)

Industrial action is a big test of Miliband's argument that the major divide in Britain is between the 99 per cent and the 1 per cent, says Kevin Maguire.

6. The markets distrust democracy. Just ask the masters of Beijing and Moscow (Guardian)

Why is the democratic world faring so much worse in this crisis than its authoritarian rivals? It's the austerity, stupid, writes Jonathan Freedland.

7. Money alone will not rescue the euro (Financial Times)

The ECB can backstop political agreement, not substitute for it, says an FT leader.

8. We should celebrate the death of PFI (Daily Telegraph)

Its toxic legacy of debt proves there is a better way to improve Britain's infrastructure, says Jesse Norman.

9. Political elite with a contempt for voters (Daily Mail)

Political leaders continue to show breathtaking disregard for the right of individual eurozone states, says a Daily Mail leader.

10. This is not the Margaret Thatcher I knew (Daily Telegraph)

It'll take more than the talents of Meryl Streep to capture the essence of this political giant, writes Norman Tebbit.

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Could Jeremy Corbyn still be excluded from the leadership race? The High Court will rule today

Labour donor Michael Foster has applied for a judgement. 

If you thought Labour's National Executive Committee's decision to let Jeremy Corbyn automatically run again for leader was the end of it, think again. 

Today, the High Court will decide whether the NEC made the right judgement - or if Corbyn should have been forced to seek nominations from 51 MPs, which would effectively block him from the ballot.

The legal challenge is brought by Michael Foster, a Labour donor and former parliamentary candidate. Corbyn is listed as one of the defendants.

Before the NEC decision, both Corbyn's team and the rebel MPs sought legal advice.

Foster has maintained he is simply seeking the views of experts. 

Nevertheless, he has clashed with Corbyn before. He heckled the Labour leader, whose party has been racked with anti-Semitism scandals, at a Labour Friends of Israel event in September 2015, where he demanded: "Say the word Israel."

But should the judge decide in favour of Foster, would the Labour leadership challenge really be over?

Dr Peter Catterall, a reader in history at Westminster University and a specialist in opposition studies, doesn't think so. He said: "The Labour party is a private institution, so unless they are actually breaking the law, it seems to me it is about how you interpret the rules of the party."

Corbyn's bid to be personally mentioned on the ballot paper was a smart move, he said, and the High Court's decision is unlikely to heal wounds.

 "You have to ask yourself, what is the point of doing this? What does success look like?" he said. "Will it simply reinforce the idea that Mr Corbyn is being made a martyr by people who are out to get him?"