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

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1. Despite appearances, it’s Miliband, not Farage, who’s breaking with tradition and upsetting the status quo (Independent)

If voters want more of the same they must choose between Farage and Cameron, says Steve Richards.

2. Ukraine still deserves our support (Financial Times)

The goals of the thousands who protested in Kiev this year remain worthy and attainable, says Gideon Rachman.

3. There's no evidence that privatisation works, but it marches on (Guardian)

From the Land Registry to East Coast rail, valuable public assets are being frittered away despite the many cautionary tales, writes Polly Toynbee. 

4. Renationalise the railways, Ed. It’ll be a vote-winner (Times)

It fits the zeitgeist, writes Christian Wolmar. The public haven’t warmed to Arriva or Stagecoach.

5. Property tax is perfect for the Piketty age (Financial Times)

Nothing is more potent in UK politics than a party doing the opposite of what voters expect, writes Janan Ganesh.

6. On this they agree: don’t vote for the Tories (Times)

Unless they persuade Britain’s ethnic minorities to support them at the polls, the Conservatives face annihilation, writes Rachel Sylvester.

7. The Piketty phenomenon: big picture economics (Guardian)

When the maelstrom surrounding Capital in the Twenty-First Century dies down, its legacy may be to give economics back its sense of proportion, says a Guardian editorial.

8. Crossing the Ukraine border makes little sense for Vladimir Putin's troops (Independent)

To date, any evidence even of indirect Russian intervention remains unproven, writes Mary Dejevsky. 

9. The time has come for Sir John Chilcot to publish and be damned (Daily Telegraph)

We know that Iraq was wrong – and it’s in the national interest to turn the last bloodied page, says Dan Hodges.

10. Gerry Adams' arrest shows it's time to deal with Northern Ireland's past (Guardian)

We have a unique opportunity to thrash out a mechanism for dealing with oustanding issues of the Troubles, and to let the people vote on it in a referendum, says Shaun Woodward.

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