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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

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1. Mr Cameron made a huge error when he embraced the NHS (Telegraph)

First Mid Staffs and now the CQC scandal show the failings of a system built by Labour, writes Charles Moore.

2. From memory to sexuality, the digital age is changing us completely (Guardian)

I once thought the world of the internet would be the same as before, only faster. In fact, it's altering every corner of human life, says Jonathan Freedland.

3. ‘We’ are not the West: ‘we’ shouldn’t intervene (Times) (£)

It doesn’t matter what Britain thinks about Syria or other great global questions. We are no longer a world power, argues Matthew Parris.

4. Why are the BRICs are crumbling? Welcome to the permanent revolution (Independent)

In most of the Bric countries economic rise has involved increased inequality, exacerbated corruption and failing public services - and that's just half the story, reports Paul Mason.

5. The Prime Minister's apparent determination to intervene in Syria reveals he has been seduced by the glamour of international statesmanship (Mail)

Has David Cameron learned nothing from Tony Blair, wonders Simon Heffer.

6. We must stop internet porn grooming men (Times) (£)

It’s no good just building more prisons for those who view images of children. These men must be scared off, writes Janice Turner.

7. The revulsion at the Saatchi-Lawson pictures helps us name abuse (Guardian)

Others helped me see my ex-partner's domestic violence for what it was. Public condemnation is crucial, says Jill Dawson.

8. When the weather’s like this, it’s a very long wait until the next election (Independent)

Five years is too long for a fixed-term parliament, argues Chris Bryant.

9. The world is still being held hostage by its rotten banks (Financial Times) (£)

Another financial crisis is probable and it would be much more damaging to the global economy, says John Plender.

10. The Lib Dems take the honours for sheer hypocrisy (Telegraph)

Given the way British politics is going, the bungs and the patronage will continue to flow, says Robert Colvile.

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