Politics 10 February 2014 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. I want to challenge power that is unaccountable (Guardian) The unresponsive state can be as damaging as the untamed market, says Ed Miliband. We want people to be able to control their own lives. 2. It is a disgrace that there are so few women Conservative ministers. But that they are all white is even more so (Independent) Diversity of late has been about gender parity, not about race or class, writes Yasmin Alibhai Brown. 3. It’s too late to tell Scots to believe in Britain (Times) Cameron’s plea for a strong and united nation rings hollow after so much loss of sovereignty, says Melanie Phillips. 4. Abe’s nationalism takes a worrying turn (Financial Times) The attempt to stifle Japan’s national broadcaster is deplorable, says an FT editorial. 5. To do business with India and China, Britain needs to lose its imperial swagger (Guardian) The sins of empire are still etched in the minds of many of the UK's global partners, writes Chris Huhne. Our soft power is the best antidote. 6. Banning smoking in cars is bizarre, intrusive – and right (Daily Telegraph) Unusually for a libertarian free spirit, this time I’m with the bossyboots brigade, says Boris Johnson. 7. The number of women sentenced to death across the Middle East has very little to do with justice (Independent) Young women who have been killed in their thousands across the Middle Eastern region should be listed, at least in the afterworld, on some roll of martyrdom, writes Robert Fisk. 8. Why aren't middle-aged women the face of angry protest? (Guardian) Women over 50 face deep injustices, yet tend to stay silent in public, writes Melissa Benn. Let's hijack the news cycle with an act of wit and daring. 9. Some big ideas Labour might like to consider (Daily Telegraph) The party has a few more sacred cows to slay – and apologies to make – before it can become a credible alternative voice, says a Telegraph editorial. 10. The Fed’s waning magic in Yellen’s era (Financial Times) With a forecast year of take-off in danger of faltering, the central bank has run out of ammunition, says Edward Luce. › Mark Harper resigns as immigration minister after employing an illegal immigrant Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?