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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1. As feminists, united we fall apart -- divided we may yet succeed (Guardian)

My International Women's Day thought? We should act more like a football team and less like synchronised swimmers, says Zoe Williams.

2. That's enough politeness - women need to rise up in anger (Independent)

The men who run the world have become too used to not being afraid, says Laurie Penny. Let's make them afraid.

3. Budget will fail Mervyn King's jobs test (Financial Times)

Can any of these big ideas on the economic agenda make a material difference, asks Chris Giles.

4. This fine coalition government won't see out 2013 -- what a shame for Britain (Daily Telegraph)

The best government for decades will be brought down by the inherent pitfalls of partnership, says Peter Oborne.

5. I've seen A4e in action. It's not the problem (Times) (£)

There is nothing wrong with profiting from getting people back to work, says Camilla Cavendish, but let's be much tougher about results.

6. America, the Middle East and the strange tale of Sam LaHood (Guardian)

Washington is torn between supporting Arab democracy and its long-standing security priorities in the Middle East, says Timothy Garton Ash.

7. Greece's private creditors are the lucky ones (Financial Times)

The official sector will suffer most of the huge additional losses, writes Nouriel Roubini.

8. The end of the Afghan war must be accelerated (Independent)

This leading article argues that if reversals continue, the sense in keeping UK troops there until 2014 is unclear.

9. Our work in Afghanistan is far from over (Times) (£)

David Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff, says that there will be more deaths, but we are committed to handing over a stable, safer country.

10. The slow lingering death of Delhi's dynasty (Financial Times)

David Pilling says that people are voting for governance, they are voting against corruption and for development.


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