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Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

New Statesman

1. Sexist MPs aren't macho. They're pathetic dweebs (Observer)

The MPs making obscene gestures at Sarah Champion and other women in the Commons are the backbench nonentities, says Barbara Ellen.

2. Africa’s greatest man, and he gave up power. Over to you, Mugabe (Sunday Times) (£)

Remarkable as was Nelson Mandela’s ascendancy to the presidency of South Africa, it was no more exceptional than the manner of his departure from it, writes Dominic Lawson.

3. Shout it out - two Eds aren't better than one (Independent on Sunday)

Meeting a wall of noise with a wall of slogans is not the answer, says John Rentoul.

4. Cameron's chickens are in for another roasting (Mail on Sunday)

Rather than sticking to the economy, which is growing at a good clip, Cameron and Osborne have chased Miliband like headless chickens, says James Forsyth.

5. Iain Duncan Smith's catalogue of waste and poverty (Observer)

Sneaking out an admission of yet more delays to his grandiose universal credit system comes as no surprise given Iain Duncan Smith's past record, says Nick Cohen.

6. The great housing crisis: Labour beats Tories over new homes (Independent on Sunday)

Conservative councils build only half as much affordable and social housing, says Jane Merrick.

7. Sometimes, Nanny really does know what's good for us (Observer)

Rants about health fascists from the likes of Nigel Farage are not only wearing thin, they're wrong, says Catherine Bennett.

8. Today's child-snatchers are as evil as Philomena's nuns (Mail on Sunday)

We are very good at judging the past and sneering at the misdeeds of our parents and grandparents. We are not so good at seeing or condemning our own faults, says Peter Hitchens.

9. Nigella, the domestic tigress, wakes and roars (Sunday Times) (£)

I am still at a slight loss to understand how Nigella Lawson’s drug-taking, real or imagined, has anything to do with the fraud case involving her ingrate former assistants, says India Knight.

10. Cameron's chickens are in for another roasting (Mail on Sunday)

Rather than sticking to the economy, which is growing at a good clip, Cameron and Osborne have chased Miliband like headless chickens, says James Forsyth.