The Staggers 11 October 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from today's papers Print HTML 1. International Coming Out Day: The jokes are widespread, but there is a reality behind it Independent My ex couldn't manage to come out to her parents while we were together, and it hurt, writes Rosie Wilby. 2. Trade unions and Tories march to the same beat Times (£) They think they’re opponents but really they need each other, writes Matthew Parris. 3. David Cameron has shown why the Tories are the truly moral party Telegraph The Prime Minister made a compelling case for his great social reforms at the Conservative Party conference, writes Peter Oborne 4. David Cameron's Conservatives are living a lie and he can't speak up Guardian Cameron's conference speech held out the promise that Britain can go it alone, without Europe or the US. It's an illusion, says Martin Kettle. 5. Only by coming together can students and trade unions fight the Coalition's failing austerity Independent Our writer, a student activist, argues that though we are about to see another wave of protests across Britain, it needs to be more co-ordinated if it is to be effective, writes Matthew Brett. 6. But what if Europe follows a different map? Times (£) The Cameron-Hague plan for a new relationship with the EU forgets only one thing — all the other members, says David Aaronovitch. 7. Boris Johnson: brilliant, warm, funny – and totally unfit to be PM Guardian For 20 years I've known London's mayor is a gold-medal egomaniac. If he gets into No 10, I'm on the first plane out, writes Max Hastings. 8. Cash upfront for the road to serfdom Financial Times (£) Robert Shrimsley walks an employee through the fire-at-will policy. 9. David Cameron won’t win an election by adopting the politics of fear Telegraph The Prime Minister must distil from a mish-mash of Tory policies a vision to unite the country, writes Mary Riddell 10. The Cost of Protecting Greece’s Public Sector New York Times (£) Calls to slash a massive bureaucracy give way to the reality of the public sector’s political clout, writes John Sfakianakis. › David Cameron: from foolhardy champion swimmer to panicked doggy-paddler Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Autumn Statement 2015: George Osborne abandons his target We don't need to build more prisons - we need to send fewer people there Can Trident be hacked?