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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Donald Trump vs Barack Obama: How the inauguration speeches compared

We compared the two presidents on trade, foreign affairs and climate change – so you (really, really) don't have to.

After watching Donald Trump's inaugural address, what better way to get rid of the last few dregs of hope than by comparing what he said with Barack Obama's address from 2009? 

Both thanked the previous President, with Trump calling the Obamas "magnificent", and pledged to reform Washington, but the comparison ended there. 

Here is what each of them said: 

On American jobs


The state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift.  And we will act, not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.  We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.  We'll restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost.  We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.  And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.


For many decades we've enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

Obama had a plan for growth. Trump just blames the rest of the world...

On global warming


With old friends and former foes, we'll work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet.


On the Middle East:


To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. 


We will re-enforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.

On “greatness”


In reaffirming the greatness of our nation we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned.


America will start winning again, winning like never before.


On trade


This is the journey we continue today.  We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth.  Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began.  Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week, or last month, or last year.  Our capacity remains undiminished.  


We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.

Stephanie Boland is digital assistant at the New Statesman. She tweets at @stephanieboland