Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

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

1. Labour must draw the sting from welfare, or lose in 2015 (Guardian)

Ed Miliband has to defy the skiver talk instead of vainly propping up the status quo or doing the Tories' work for them, writes Jonathan Freedland

2.Law and disorder: the destructive dynamic of America's segregated cities (Guardian)

Policing tactics like stop-and-frisk treat symptom as cause: so we end up getting punitive racial profiling rather than tackling poverty, writes Gary Younge

3. Mick Philpott: if welfare's to blame, so is the army, prison, feminism, TV etc (Guardian)

Calls for benefit reform in the wake of Philpott's conviction for manslaughter are predictable but troubling. Can one man's sick psyche really be a political issue? asks Deborah Orr

4. Jay-Z, rapper with a sporting goal (Financial Times)

Behind the feints and boasts lies a great capitalist story, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

5. History is leaving welfare state behind (Financial Times)

British parties that take comfort in tired attitudes will be dumped, writes Janan Ganesh

6. Google revolution isn’t worth our privacy (Financial Times)

This is a future we would be wise to avoid, writes Evgeny Morozov

7. A gloriously crude topless 'jihad' from a Femen activist (Guardian)

Femen deserve the support the Arab spring got. They're giving patriarchy – and mealy-mouthed relativists – a kick up the arse, writes Jonathan Jones

The British Library is launching a mega-project to preserve the UK's “digital memory”, writes Alice Jones.

9. "Relegation might be best for my club" (Independent)

Sunderland needs this new manager like a hole in the head, writes Chris Mullin.

10. Here's another job for your to-do list, Lord Hall... (Independent)

Restore arts at the BBC to their former glory, writes David Lister.


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#AskTonyGallagher: What happened when The Sun’s editor took questions on Twitter?

“Do you do dental checks on Page 3 girls to ensure they are definitely adults?”

There’s not a huge amount your mole would praise about the editor of The Sun at this current time, but it has to admit he has some guts.

Some News UK PR strategist somewhere decided it would be a good idea to open up the tabloid’s top dog, Tony Gallagher, editor-in-chief, to questions from Twitter users, in a session hashtagged #askTonyGallagher.

Yes, the week following his paper’s disgusting coverage of Calais’s migrant children – “My, Haven’t You Grown!” it smirked – Gallagher logged merrily onto Twitter to hear some feedback.

The results were predictable. Here are some of the highlights:

And your mole’s personal favourite:

At least he replied to that one.

Read more here: #asktonygallagher.

I'm a mole, innit.