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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

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

1. The lesson from the US: George Osborne has wasted the last three years (Guardian)

Britain's modest recovery is weak, and benefits the richest most, writes Ed Balls. We need a One Nation economic plan.

2. A Grexit begins to look more feasible (Financial Times)

For Greece to reform and not default makes sense only from Berlin’s perspective, writes Wolfgang Münchau.

3. Britain's diversity was lauded during the Olympics. But no longer (Guardian)

There's a glaring gap between the cant we heard at last summer's Games and where Britain has subsequently arrived, writes John Harris.

4. Cruel? Certainly. Unforgivable? Beyond doubt. But the Tories aren't actually evil (Independent)

It would be easy to imagine a cabal of upper-class sadomasochists, plotting ever more devious ways to hunt children on council estates like foxes, writes Owen Jones. But it misses the point.

5. The greens can’t defy gravity. They’re finished (Times)

The cash wasted on failed global warming policies would be better spent on tackling the problems faced by the poor, says Tim Montgomerie.

6. Why David Cameron's war on internet porn doesn't make sense (Guardian)

The prime minister's so-called plan for controlling access to online pornography is a breathtaking piece of political sleight-of-hand, writes Tom Meltzer. 

7. At last! The PM'S acted over online porn. I just hope he sees it through (Daily Mail)

It is startling to find a Prime Minister acting so decisively like this against a presumed liberal consensus and in defence of orderly family values, writes Melanie Phillips. 

8. Heavier sanctions on Iran could backfire (Financial Times)

The costs of economic war would outweigh strategic benefits, say Steve Hanke and Garbis Iradian.

9. If we are going to retreat, must we grovel so shamefully as we leave? (Independent)

Now we arrive in the Middle East as smiling supplicants, blessing any “people’s change” (unless it is any monarchical autocracy of the Gulf), writes Robert Fisk.

10. Forget about trying to contain Germany – we should copy it (Daily Telegraph)

The reunification of this great nation has been one of the success stories of modern times, says Boris Johnson.