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17 August 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:14am

CommentPlus: the pick of the papers

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

By Staff Blogger

1. This phoney finger-wagging won’t talk Iran out of nukes (Guardian)

The US should drop its moral posturing over Iran’s nuclear programme and appeal to the regime’s self-interest, argues Lionel Shriver.

2. After the TB-GBs, now it’s the Heebie-BoJos (Times)

The troubled relationship between David Cameron and Boris Johnson could revive the emotional traumas of the New Labour years, writes Rachel Sylvester.

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3. The new A-level results will prove that Britain is pulling itself apart (Daily Telegraph)

Mary Riddell says that this week’s A-level results will explode the myth that poor but bright children can reach the top.

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4. Collaborators, your country needs you (Independent)

The so-called “collaborators” are aiding Labour’s cause by putting the party in a much stronger position to oppose the coalition if it fails, writes John Rentoul.

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5. Tragedy lights a fire under Russia (Financial Times)

Russia’s fires have helped persuade the government that it must rebuild bridges with the west, says Neil Buckley.

6. Tony Blair’s donation: guilt, piety — or both? (Guardian)

The former prime minister may be attempting to repair the damage to his reputation, but we shouldn’t mistake it for an apology for the Iraq war, writes Michael White.

7. Nick Clegg’s opportunity to make his case (Independent)

Clegg must use his stint running the country to articulate the achievements of the Lib Dems in government, says a leader in the Independent.

8. Obama’s Democratic domination is over (Financial Times)

Barack Obama will soon be forced to negotiate with a Republican opposition on nearly equal terms, writes William Galston.

9. Greens living in ivory towers now want to farm them too (Guardian)

The proposal that crops should be grown in skyscrapers is the craziest idea to emerge from the green movement, says George Monbiot.

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10. China surges ahead (Daily Telegraph)

A newly prosperous Chinese middle class presents huge opportunities for the west, argues a leader in the Daily Telegraph.

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