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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

New Statesman

1. Cameron must not let Osborne run the show (Times) (£)

The Chancellor’s machine is dominating government, leaving little room for the PM’s gentler conservatism, reports Rachel Sylvester.

2. Britain's seaside towns: Welcome to Poverty-on-Sea (Telegraph)

Is there any hope for those once-glamorous resorts such as Margate and Great Yarmouth, which have become ghettoes of the jobless and welfare-dependent, asks Jonathan Glancey.

3. Should mothers work or stay at home? Don't ask George Osborne (Guardian)

The chancellor has his knickers in a twist over the family: his vouchers for childcare will alienate almost all parents, writes Polly Toynbee.

4. Row over how Britain can keep the lights on rages between Tories and Lib Dems (Independent)

Tories now feel climate change scepticism is not just acceptable but advantageous, reports Oliver Wright.

5. Sex, spying and the riddle of who shot David Steel (Daily Mail)

Guess which book has that for a first line? Craig Brown reveals all.

6. Erdogan is eroding the freedom of the media (FT) (£)

What is left of the independence of Turkey’s press and broadcasters is at risk, says David Gardner.

7. Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post: a marriage of old media and new money (Guardian)

The Amazon billionaire's buy marks a fascinating transition as east coast influence passes to Silicon Valley entrepreneurialism, writes Emily Bell.

8. Labour has let Tories win argument on economy (Independent)

The Conservatives have been busy trying to recreate the political choices of the 1980s, says Geraint Davies.

9. The woman who nearly died making your iPad (Guardian)

Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window, reports Aditya Chakrabortty.

10. I daren’t travel light – I might be invited to a palazzo (Telegraph)

Packing to go on holiday is not the art that it used to be, writes Joan Bakewell.


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