Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

1. Labour needs more than empathy and catchy pledges to win power (Daily Telegraph)

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls are betting the ranch on the cost-of-living crisis trumping the feelgood Chancellor George Osborne, writes Mary Riddell. 

Beijing, in its dispute with Japan, risks repeating the errors of an earlier era that led to war, says Martin Wolf. 

3. Capitalism turns greed into prosperity (Times)

He didn’t express it perfectly but Boris Johnson sees how all of us benefit from free enterprise, says Daniel Finkelstein. 

After grilling Alan Rusbridger, I am delighted the select committee I sit on will be summoning the security chiefs we really need to hear from, says Julian Huppert. 

5. The increasingly confident, powerful Mr Clegg (Times)

Tories worry that Cameron is surrendering to Lib Dem demands in order to secure a second coalition, writes Alice Thomson. 

6. It's not the caesarean but the adoption that is an act of violence (Guardian)

The sedation of a bipolar woman for a caesarean is a medical issue, writes Zoe Williams. It's how the judge dealt with her baby that's truly alarming.

7. Syria is breeding a new generation of terrorist (Daily Telegraph)

Scotland Yard is right to be worried about British jihadists bringing the war home, says Con Coughlin.

8. London’s mayor is half right on greed (Financial Times)

Envy is indeed both inseparable from economic progress and destructive of social cohesion, writes John Kay. 

9. Britain and China: the wheel turns (Guardian)

Britain is not so far behind industrially and China not so far advanced as a comparison between 1881 and 2013 might suggest, says a Guardian editorial. 

10. Why Vince Cable must break the monopoly of law’s magic circle (Independent)

Never has so much been charged by so few to so many, writes Chris Blackhurst. 

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