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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1.The BBC has come to loathe those it serves (Telegraph)

A great organisation has grown too Leftie and too big, writes Bruce Anderson

2. It’s people who are the drivers of prosperity – not the state (Telegraph)

In Ed Miliband’s vision, the man with the iPad in Whitehall knows best. For the PM, families are the dominant force of change, writes Matthew D'Acona

3. Climate change 'scientists’ are just another pressure group (Telegraph)

The IPCC and its reports have been shaped by a close-knit group of scientists, all dedicated to the cause

4. Antisemitism doesn't always come doing a Hitler salute (Guardian)

Hatred of Jews is often more coded than explicit, but the Daily Mail's attack on Ralph Miliband pressed all the same old buttons, writes Jonathan Freedland

5. Tories don't understand my generation, and there will be consequences (Guardian)

The housing benefit cut for under-25s is the latest in a raft of policies that make life tougher for young people, writes Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

6. The reclamation of socialism is crucial for Britain's future (Independent)

Ralph Miliband's philosophy as more relevant than ever, writes Michael Newman

7. The shutdown shows that Washington is working (FT)

Republicans are using a tool designed to protect freedom, writes Newt Gingrich

8. What folly to think radicals do not love their country (FT)

Agreement with the Daily Mail’s views is no test of Britishness, says Simon Schama

9. Greece should crack down on crimes, not beliefs (FT)

In going after Golden Dawn, prosecutors must distinguish between criminality and ideology, writes Christopher Caldwell

10. Ankara fails to deliver on democracy (Guardian)

This week's reform package was not enough, because Turkish society has changed faster than its politicians, writes Elif Shafak 

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