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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. If we treat Vladimir Putin as a leader who wants to grab Russia’s empire back, we will be inviting him to do exactly that (Independent)

A Cold War bogey of Putin and Russia is lodged in western minds, says Mary Dejevsky. 

2. Spain and Britain need not fear F-word (Financial Times)

Separatists may find answers in federalism, even if it sends semantic shivers up the political spine, says David Gardner.

3.  Here’s why migrants want to come to Britain  (Daily Telegraph)

Entrepreneurs thrive in a country that still values freedom and protects minorities, writes Jeremy Warner. 

4. Stephen Lawrence: the shaming of the Met (Guardian)

These are devastating findings for London's police, a terrible blow on top of dishonesty over Plebgate and the killing of the newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson, says a Guardian editorial. 

5. America has a new weapon to use against Russia – the E-Bomb (Daily Telegraph)

The US’s energy power, a product of the shale revolution, is what the Kremlin fears most - in future Vladimir Putin will have to be more careful, says Fraser Nelson. 

6. India’s democracy faces its toughest test yet (Times)

The likely winner of next month’s election wants to Modi-fy his country, writes Philip Collins. Crucially he must make it work for the poor.

7. Visa bans will not deter Putin (Financial Times)

In its own mind Moscow can break any rule it likes and then deny the fact of the transgression, writes Philip Stephens. 

8. Will voters swallow Nick Clegg’s sausage strategy? (Daily Telegraph)

Having spent months blaming their Tory coalition partners, the Lib Dems’ latest wheeze is to take the credit, writes Isabel Hardman. 

9. The strength of Italy's new PM lies in his outsider status (Independent)

Like Mr Berlusconi, he expects to charm and to get his own way, writes Peter Popham. 

10. Not even climate change will kill off capitalism (Guardian)

As long as the conditions for investment and profit remain, the system will adapt, says Razmig Keucheyan. Which is why we need a revolution.