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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

New Statesman
  1. Ed Balls was too prudent. We need full-throttle fury (Guardian)
    Labour's response to George Osborne's venomous attack on welfare and the poor was too cautious. Where is their passion, asks Polly Toynbee.
  2. Doreen Lawrence? Of course she was spied on (Independent)
    The usual response to anyone who questions the police is: “The innocent have nothing to fear.” How much more sodding innocent can you get than Doreen Lawrence, writes Mark Steel.
  3. Osborne's 'learn English or lose your benefits' is shameless scapegoating (Guardian)
    I work with migrants who are all desperate to learn English. The notion they are lazing and wasting our taxes isn't true, writes Ellie Mae O'Hagan.
  4. Britain needs an energy revolution – and quickly (Telegraph)
    The US is drilling tens of thousands of fracking wells every year - surely Britain could aim to reach at least a fraction of that total, writes the Telegraph in a leader.
  5. Cut the welfare bill. Pay people proper wages (Times)
    You can’t live a decent life on under £17,000 a year. Yet we expect those on the minimum wage to get by on far less, writes Philip Collins.
  6. Chin up, Mark Carney, things can’t get much worse (Telegraph)
    Disappoint? The new Governor of the Bank of England is more likely to succeed, writes Jeremy Warner.
  7. The leaders most likely to survive are those who will act on corruption and inequality (Financial Times)
    The leaders most likely to survive are those who will act on corruption and inequality, writes Philip Stephens.
  8. Build, build, build! Or rather, how dare you? (Times)
    Gaby Hinsliff recounts a battle with her inner Nimby.
  9. Britain let down by its bean-counting politicians (Financial Times)
    Ministers treat the economy as if it were a small shop writ large.
  10. A radical change to Tory immigration policy could transform 'shared values' into ethnic minority votes (Independent)
    It’s a cliché that many BME voters are naturally sympathetic to Conservative values, so why don't values make votes? An amnesty for illegal immigrants would make sense, writes Nadhim Zahawi.