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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

New Statesman

1. The market can’t deliver growth without government help (Daily Telegraph)

Wealth doesn’t create itself – the government must champion Britain's cause in a tough, competitive world, says Michael Heseltine.

2. Romney would be a backward step (Financial Times)

Obama’s vision is inadequate, writes Martin Wolf. But Mitt Romney is George W. Bush reheated.

3. This is a European suicide pact (Guardian)

In normal times in the EU, co-ordinated austerity would lower member states' debt, writes Jonathan Portes. But instead it's making things worse.

4. Cheaper daycare could land Ed Miliband in Downing St (Daily Telegraph)

Ed Miliband is determined to make the cost of living the great election issue, writes Mary Riddell.

5. George and Vince must cry: ‘Huzzah for Hezza!’ (Times) (£)

Don’t be put off by the retro flavour: the Heseltine heresy on industrial strategy has become the new orthodoxy, writes David Wighton.

6. David Cameron's pro-EU charade cannot go on much longer (Guardian)

The PM talks tough on the European Union but claims to support it, writes Simon Jenkins. His position is hopeless. A new deal is needed.

7. UK recovery must not be just for the few (Financial Times)

Rising GDP does not necessarily lead to higher wages for all, warns Gavin Kelly.

8. Stop the party games and speak for Britain (Daily Mail)

MPs must give Cameron the strongest mandate to face down the EU commission, says a Daily Mail leader.

9. A boost for Britain's nuclear renaissance (Independent)

The Hitachi deal is reason to celebrate, but there is a long way to go to fill our energy gap, says an Independent editorial.

10. Scotland’s debate lacks seriousness (Financial Times)

What would an independent Scotland actually be like? The answer is that no one really knows, writes John Kay.

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