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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. Any talk of economic recovery is pure fiction (Guardian)

We're just importing more people from crisis-hit southern Europe into low-paying jobs or precarious underpaid self-employment, writes Aditya Chakrabortty. 

2. The super-rich could win political gold for Ed (Times)

The Labour leader and his new American strategist both see rising inequality as David Cameron’s Achilles’ heel, writes Rachel Sylvester.

3. Perils of populism for the political class (Financial Times)

When the main party leaders play at being the man in the street, it looks craven and affected, says Janan Ganesh. 

4. Cameron must set himself against the spirit of the age (Daily Telegraph)

As others try to split country and society apart, the PM needs to stand for unity, writes Benedict Brogan. 

5. Yemen: A forgotten crisis in the Arab world’s poorest country (Independent)

The humanitarian crisis ranks alongside Syria in scale and threatens to undermine the country's fragile political process, warns David Miliband. 

6. Modi is a risk worth taking for India (Financial Times)

The BJP leader’s record as Gujarat chief minister offers reasons for hope, writes Gideon Rachman. 

7. The arts must embrace this culture secretary – Star Trek-loving philistine or not (Guardian)

With the case for arts funding under such pressure, establishment snootiness towards Sajid Javid is truly dangerous, says Polly Toynbee. 

8. It would help the Tories to lose the 2015 general election (Independent)

That way they avoid a crisis that could wreck the party, says Steve Richards. 

9. The City’s message to Eurosceptics: where’s your plan? (Times)

Ukip’s free-trade plans do not chime with those of business, says Juliet Samuel. 

10. Labour's economic policy: industrial revolution required (Guardian)

Labour has detailed policies aplenty but even with its biggest idea, a state-backed investment bank, the all-important lending criteria have not been spelled out, notes a Guardian editorial.