Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

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1. Never mind the threat of Ukip, the electorate has been consumed with anger and alienated for years (Guardian)

For all those people who cling to the wreckage of Farage's party, most of us just can't be bothered, says Suzanne Moore.

2. Charles is right about Putin. So let him speak (Times)

The Russian leader has justified his takeover of Crimea with the same arguments that Hitler used about Poland, writes David Aaronovitch. 

3. Theresa May has ripped up the Tory pact with the police (Guardian)

The home secretary's brave speech stunned the coppers' union, writes Martin Kettle. It shows how far the Conservative party has come since Thatcher.

4. Cameron's friendship with Blair is starting to do serious damage (Daily Telegraph)

The Prime Minister's inertia over allegations of abuse in Iraq is bad for him and Britain, says Peter Oborne. 

5. I want to leave the EU. But should I vote Ukip? (Times)

This is the last chance to fire a shot across Cameron’s bows, says Tim Montgomerie. But Farage’s party comes with so much baggage.

6. Coups and terror are the fruit of Nato's war in Libya (Guardian)

The dire consequences of the west's intervention are being felt today in Tripoli and across Africa, from Mali to Nigeria, says Seumas Milne. 

7. The BoE has good reasons to tighten (Financial Times)

The bank should prepare markets for the first of a series of gradual rises, beginning in the autumn, says Chris Giles.

8. Politicians just can’t stop trashing the brand (Daily Telegraph)

No wonder politicians aren’t trusted when they fulminate against Ukip, whose appeal is based on its boasts of being the anti-politics party, writes Sue Cameron. 

9. Dave and Ed just don't get it: by branding Ukip racist they're damning millions of decent Britons (Daily Mail)

To characterise such people as racist or extremist amounts to one of the greatest acts of political idiocy I can remember, says Stephen Glover. 

10. Asia is not the place it used to be (Financial Times)

The continent is in flux as political leaders and economic circumstances change, writes David Pilling.