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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1. Everyone who loves the NHS must fight to defeat this health bill (Observer)

This misguided bid to impose a free-for-all market on our health service must be stopped, says Labour leader Ed Miliband.

2. The credibility of politics itself will be in the dock with Huhne (Sunday Telegraph)

The trial will be a compelling soap opera for those who usually switch off when they hear the word politics, writes Matthew D'Ancona.

3. Why more of the Lib Dems now want to be like Chris Huhne (Observer)

He has resigned from the cabinet just as his party adopts his more belligerent approach towards coalition politics, says Andrew Rawnsley.

4. David Cameron should start preparing for an early election (Sunday Telegraph)

The Coalition is fraught with tension and is unlikely to last beyond 2013, argues Iain Martin.

5. Public interest should trump self-interest (Observer)

The judiciary seems to have a skewed view of what the public has a right to know, says Nick Cohen.

6. If you will play happy families, Mr Huhne... (Sunday Times) (£)

The private decisions of politicians can have a public bearing, argues Martin Ivens.

7. 20 wasted days: the Clegg campaign for a 'better Belgium' (Mail on Sunday)

Under pressure from his Coalition partners, the Prime Minister has accepted that a Lords reform Bill will be a major part of the Queen's Speech, reports James Forsyth.

8. Huhne is the missing green giant (Independent on Sunday)

After selling out on tuition fees and Europe and losing their eco warrior, says John Rentoul, the Lib Dems look flimsier than ever

9. Must honour really be a thing of the past? (Independent on Sunday)

We would do well to recall an age when those embarrassed by their own behaviour did the right thing before it became unavoidable, writes Paul Vallely.

10. The lessons of the fall of communism have still not been learnt (Sunday Telegraph)

The events of 1989 are crucial to any understanding of the present world, argues Janet Daley