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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. Why am I being blamed for Nigel Evans sex case? (Daily Telegraph)

I was unwilling to be a hypocrite and turn a blind eye, says Sarah Wollaston.

2. I agree with Nick. He’s making a difference (Times)

By stopping the Tory right, the Deputy Prime Minister should be applauded by all liberal voters, says Philip Collins. 

3. Politically Scotland has already left the union behind (Financial Times)

In many ways the country is so unlike England as to resemble a separate state, writes Janan Ganesh. 

4. Help to Work is a costly way of punishing the jobless (Guardian)

The better the employment figures, the more eager the government is to tighten the screws on those still unemployed, writes Polly Toynbee. 

5. The bust is over. So, too, are the boom years (Times)

Global investors don’t expect strong growth in the years ahead and that’s why they have been selling over-priced stocks, writes Stephanie Flanders. 

6. It’s time Cameron showed Scots that England does care (Daily Telegraph)

Tory indifference and Labour infighting have made heavy work of the pro-Union campaign, writes Benedict Brogan. 

7. Why Labour won't stop talking about the cost of living crisis (Guardian)

We have got the ideas to mend the broken link between the wealth of the country and people's own finances, writes Ed Balls. 

8. A Ministry for Complaints might sound like something out of Monty Python, but if it improves public services, bring it on (Independent)

I am still waiting for a refund I claimed from a train company a year ago, writes Steve Richards. 

9. London has become a citadel, sealed off from the rest of Britain (Guardian)

Ukip and Scottish nationalism are symptoms of public hostility to the overweening power and dominance of the capital, says John Harris. 

10. An undue chill greets Iran’s nuclear spring (Financial Times)

A Tehran with a stake in settling the Middle East’s lethal problems could be transformative, writes David Gardner. 

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