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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

New Statesman

1 Closed blinds vs closed minds (Independent on Sunday)

If Labour defended the poor, it might find support from some in the Government, writes the Independent on Sunday in a leader.

2 They need single beds in No 10, fast (Sunday Times)

Even if they are happy to brave the winter weather, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are surely not planning to return to the rose garden at No 10 to present their “mid-term review”, writes Melissa Kite.

3 Can a royal save the nation from obesity? Fat chance (Observer)

Against all evidence, the Royal College of Physicians is looking for role models to help us live healthier lives, writes Catherine Bennett.

4 When taking the train was a sign of prosperity (Independent on Sunday)

The trendy sneer at suburbia and espouse only city living. But we are pretty much all commuters now, whatever the cost, writes Andrew Martin.

5 The Tories can win if they put real people first (Sunday Telegraph)

Voters worry about the cost of living and immigration controls, not gay marriage, writes Janet Daley.

6 Job done. Disaster averted, the American way – with a train crash (Sunday Times)

You sometimes have to wait a long time for America to right itself. But it will get there, in its own way, in the end, writes Andrew Sullivan

7 David Cameron is determined to stay on and finish the job (Sunday Telegraph)

Our pragmatist Prime Minister David Cameron is set on winning a full term in No 10 so he can see through policies, not out of some crazed will to power, writes Matthew D'Ancona

8 Events, not policies, will decide who takes Downing Street next (Independent on Sunday)

Opinion polls and their predictive power count for naught when stuff happens and the character of politicians is tested in its fire, writes John Rentoul.

9 HS2 is a cancer that will cost our country dear (Sunday Telegraph)

If David Cameron delved more deeply into transport policy, he would find he has been sold the wrong project, writes Cheryl Gillan.

10 The Make Labour Look Like the Party for Skiving Fat Slobs bill (Observer)

The chancellor's cunning plan to embarrass the opposition could end up being very costly for the Conservatives, writes Andrew Rawnsley.