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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1. Forget mansion tax. We need a windmill tax (Times) (£)

Alice Thomson says that wind farms on inherited estates are fuelling vast government subsidies for earls and dukes

2. Drop the 50p tax rate and target property - the gutsy Welsh way to go (Guardian)

Our cockeyed council tax epitomises the political cowardice of successive governments, says Simon Jenkins. Will George Osborne be braver?

3. Time for the Coalition's Jeremiah to move on (Daily Telegraph)

Vince Cable has made an acute assessment of the Government's economic and industrial policies, says this leading article. Shame he is partly to blame.

4. For the NHS's sake, we Lib Dems must ditch the health and social care bill (Guardian)

Lib Dem calls for changes have been ignored. Evan Harris calls for NHS supporters not to support this legislation.

5. Why the Pembury road matters more than the Olympics (Financial Times)

We need to shift the emphasis away from grand projects, says John Kay.

6. What we'll miss in Steve Hilton's gap year (Times) (£)

Big Society, free schools and elected mayors can be traced back to a man in a New York restaurant, says Daniel Finkelstein. Now he too has gone.

7. How to keep pressure on Iran and avoid rise in oil prices (Financial Times)

Obama has a tricky diplomatic line to tread, write Ian Bremmer and David Gordon.

8. Barack Obama must hold his nerve on Iran (Independent)

This leading article argues that for all the mutual distrust, diplomatic efforts are yet to be exhausted.

9. Negative campaigning - why I'm all for it (Times) (£)

In America we understand that attacking your opponent is the way to expose the truth, writes Dick Morris. Britain should copy us.

10. Welcome to the GOP's great political experiment (Financial Times)

It is hard to see how the Republicans' rightward lurch can end soon, writes Jonathan Chait.