The Staggers 1 February 2011 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. Egypt is a reminder of the errors that drove the Iraq war (Independent) The uprising in Egypt demonstrates that attempts at regime change can take many forms, argues Steve Richards. 2. Obama can't offer the moral thunder that Egypt craves (Guardian) The modern world requires a US posture that is more fluid and subtle, and that no longer seeks to call the global shots, says Michael Tomasky. 3. After health and welfare, now a tax revolution (Times) (£) The implications of the pledge to raise the tax threshold to £10,000 are beginning to sink in, writes Rachel Sylvester. 4. Young Afghans need to be put to work – not to the sword (Daily Telegraph) The jobless rate is far worse than that of Egypt – but the country is rich in natural resources, says Mary Riddell. 5. A pay-up and shut-up deal for the banks (Financial Times) What is needed is a bargain that sees taxpayers reimbursed and the banks free to run their businesses, writes Philip Stephens. 6. Give me William the Conqueror's big society over David Cameron's any day (Guardian) If the government meant what it says about the big society, it would give the woodlands to community groups, writes George Monbiot. 7. David Cameron should publish WikiLeaks's Lockerbie papers (Daily Telegraph) The last government's precise role in the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi must be made clear, argues a Telegraph leader. 8. Democracy is back – how awkward (Financial Times) The revolt against autocracy in the Arab world is both uplifting and alarming for global powers, writes Gideon Rachman. 9. More modern and more open, but the posh are back in charge (Guardian) The coalition is never going to applaud the argument that more social mobility can only be achieved with greater equality, writes Aditya Chakrabortty. 10. A true champion won't accept defeat (Independent) Andy Murray seemed to accept that he was beaten long before the umpire declared the last ball out. › Andrew Neil is right Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!