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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1. Britain has socialism in its psyche, too (Guardian)

David Cameron's popular capitalism speech is a political move. History tells us another story, writes Tristram Hunt ,

2. Charity needs capitalism to solve the world's problems (The Financial Times £)

The problems we face are solvable, but we need innovation, says Bill Clinton

3. Islanders must be masters of their own fate (The Times £)

The future of the territory can only be decided by its people themselves, says William Hague

4. The game is up for schools that put league tables before real learning (The Daily Telegraph)

It is vital that all schools give every pupil the best chance to maximise their potential, says Nick Gibb

5. Can't Jews be allowed to remember their past? (The Independent)

In Lithuania - where once even the Nazis had to avert their gaze - swastikas now have legal blessing, writes Howard Jacobson

6. Vaulting Victorian ambition conquers common sense The Financial Times (£)

The PM is casting opponents of new transport projects as cowards, writes Andrew Gimson

7. Monarchists are from Mars, republicans are from Venus (The Independent)

Whenever the monarchy becomes the subject of debate, we get this sense of a polarised nation, writes Julian Baggini

8. This could be the luckiest week in Ed's life (The Times £)

The unions have started a fight. If Mr Miliband can finish it, his leadership will be saved from oblivion, says Matthew Parris

9. A Labour U-turn on the economy? Hardly. But nobody is listening (Guardian)

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls's apparent shift over cuts is not a contradiction at all. But in opposition, the argument's hard to win, says Jonathan Freedland

10. The rise of the overclass (Telegraph)
A super-rich elite cut off from the rest of us is defining the political debate, says Peter Oborne

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