Morning Call: pick of the papers

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

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1. The LSE scandal is intellectual, not financial (Times) (£)

Daniel Finkelstein maintains that academics did not flatter the Gaddafis for money but – much worse – because they believed in their ideas.

2. The Gaddafi connection (Guardian)

Gareth Peirce argues that a full and open inquiry is needed to discover why so many Libyans were subject to control orders.

3. How to read the second Arab awakening (Financial Times)

Washington should step up calls for reform in Syria and Iran, writes Richard Haass. Ousting regimes is the least difficult part of the challenge.

4. Britain should stick to the human rights gold standard (Independent)

The European Court of Human Rights is not some dastardly foreign imposition, says this leading article: Britain helped to make it.

5. These winds of change may now reach across the Sahara (Guardian)

The revolutions in the north have inspired sub-Saharan Africans. Wangari Maathai says we can only hope that the region's leaders take note.

6. If David Cameron doesn't get a grip, his troubles will only get worse (Daily Telegraph)

Ukip's success in Barnsley will be replicated elsewhere unless the Tories shape up, writes Simon Heffer.

7. Inflation cannot be the Bank's only target (Times) (£)

The oil shock has awoken two ogres, says Anatole Kaletsky. It is folly to pretend that central banks should deal with only one of them.

8. America should not prosecute Julian Assange (Financial Times)

The US attempt to prosecute Assange is a blunder because it glorifies the WikiLeaks founder, writes Joseph Nye.

9. The government's assault on women's lives is shocking (Guardian)

Yvette Cooper says that she has had more opportunities than her mother and grandmother, but now worries about her daughters.

10. The Marigold Revolution (Times) (£)

The Prime Minister sees a need to concentrate power in Downing Street. This leading article argues that he is right.

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