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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. NHS faces ruin and it will take brave decisions to save it (Daily Telegraph)

With the NHS mired in crises, Labour leader Ed Miliband cannot evade his greatest challenge, says Mary Riddell. 

2. Who killed Yassir Arafat? We need to know (Times)

Palestinian investigators insist that Israel murdered their former leader but an inside job is also possible, says Daniel Finkelstein.

3. Speak for the English, Ed Miliband (Guardian)

English is now a political identity, as the Portsmouth shipyard closure shows, writes John Denham. But only Labour can make it a progressive one.

4. Want an energy revolution? Think beyond the big six (Guardian)

If ordinary people were in charge of the energy sector, it would drive the shift to renewables – and there would be far less waste, writes Zoe Williams.

5. If the economy really is picking up, the challenge is to use growth wisely (Independent)

Accepting that the recovery will be finite, we have to use the time wisely must lead to a different and more positive way of thinking about economics, writes Hamish McRae. 

6. Why Draghi was right to cut rates (Financial Times)

National divisions undermine the legitimacy of the monetary union, writes Martin Wolf.

7. David Cameron should cut the foreign jaunts and focus on the 2015 election (Guardian)

This is a critical point for the Tory leade, says Simon Jenkins. He should be fixing his campaign plans, but instead he's breaking every record for global wanderlust.

8. The fake cost of living crisis (Daily Mail)

Austerity was never going to be easy but it has been relatively painless in the UK compared to overseas, says Alex Brummer. 

9. Reform this country club for corrupt leaders (Times)

Britain should do more about human rights abuses in Commonwealth member states, says Roger Boyes. 

10. Yellen’s hearing (Financial Times)

The Fed nominee must avoid surprises on tapering, says an FT editorial. 

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