Morning Call: pick of the papers

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

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1. Who's in control – nation states or global corporations? (Guardian)

round the world, calls for national autonomy have grown, writes Gary Younge. Minorities are blamed but the real culprit is neoliberalism.

2. Start spreading the good news on inequality (Times)

All over the world, the poor are becoming less poor, writes Matt Ridley. In Britain, the tax system is doing its job by reining in the rich.

3. Lib Dems must show they want to change the system, not just run it (Guardian)

 Nick Clegg survives but is not out of the woods, says Chris Huhne. The Lib Dems must regain their elan and present some popular policies.

4. Renzi needs to organise an Italian rescue (Financial Times)

The prime minister may even be capable of saving the eurozone from itself, says Wolfgang Münchau. 

5. Britain must punish those who oppress religious minorities (Times)

Cutting off aid to the worst offenders should be part of our foreign policy, says Tim Montgomerie. 

6. Homophobia is deep-rooted, rife – and ultimately doomed (Guardian)

A study shows gay men are seen as a contaminant, writes Owen Jones. But as gender roles become more fluid, old prejudices will surely die.

7. David Cameron on the ropes as UKIP Turbo Tories drain support for Conservatives (Daily Mirror)

Left jabs from Ed Miliband and right hooks from Nigel Farage have put the PM into a corner, writes Kevin Maguire. 

8. The waning power of the trade unions has been an important driver behind rising wealth inequality (Independent)

The union/non-union wage differential in the UK is around 8 per cent, notes David Blanchflower. 

9. Middle class frozen out of US recovery (Financial Times)

When most of the gains of growth are going to a small slice at the top, little of the money is spent, writes Edward Luce.

10. If we can’t do it on our own, then let’s lose weight together (Daily Telegraph)

Willpower or nannying is hopeless, but a dose of team spirit might shed Britain’s extra pounds, writes Boris Johnson.