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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. Europe's left has seen how capitalism can bite back (Guardian)

Social democrats wrongly thought the reforms they won were won for good, says Leo Panitch. In Greece, the lesson has been learned by Syriza.

2. The tide is rising for America’s libertarians (Financial Times)

The new spirit in a rising climate of anti-politics has become an attitude, rather than a movement, writes Edward Luce.

3. State snooping will hit Britain in the pocket (Times)

Distrust of mass surveillance could spark a damaging exodus of IT companies, warns David Davies.

4. The many frailties of Britain’s recovery (Financial Times)

Sustained growth requires rising incomes and investment, says an FT editorial. 

5. Ed Balls flirting with Nick Clegg is bad politics for Labour (Daily Mirror)

Playing footsie with the Deputy PM is a dangerous admission of doubt in Labour’s upper echelons, says Kevin Maguire. 

6. The ‘flowers’ of the Arab Spring are so distracting that Ariel Sharon’s death has barely raised a whimper (Independent)

For years, Iraqis have been telling me that they prefer ‘security’ to ‘anarchy’, writes Robert Fisk. 

7. The west was behind this Chinese atrocity (Times)

A green idea based on a false premise, the one-child policy was the result of mathematical modelling, writes Matt Ridley.

8. The eurozone needs nurture not neglect (Financial Times)

Quantitative easing is still my preferred choice but more extreme options are also available, writes Wolfgang Münchau.

9. Nick Clegg's time to speak up (Guardian)

The Lib Dem leader's challenge in the runup to the coming elections is differentiating the party clearly from his Tory partners, says Chris Huhne. 

10. Trust the people to decide on Europe? Whatever next! (Daily Telegraph)

The public are perfectly capable of casting an informed vote – but Labour won’t let them, says Boris Johnson.