Politics 8 January 2010 Morning Call: pick of the comment The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers Print HTML 1. A political fight set to reach well beyond Britain's election (Financial Times) Philip Stephens says that the tensions within Tory ranks are visible and that the price of winning will be higher than David Cameron thinks. 2. We don't need this culture of overwork (Independent) Johann Hari warns that Britain's culture of long working hours is damaging the health of its population. He calls for a French-style 35-hour week. 3. Christelle and her baby died at the hands of a callous state (Guardian) Jenni Russell argues that the suicide of a single mother shows a welfare state unable to respond to human need. 4.. These plotters lacked both common sense and principles (Independent) Diane Abbott says that the "coup" leaders spent so long in the New Labour bubble that they forgot they were members of the Labour Party. And she argues that the big loser from this week is David Miliband. 5. The supermarkets must be brought to heel (Daily Telegraph) The big supermarket chains threaten farmers' livelihoods and must be tightly regulated, says Charlie Brooks. 6. The worth of a pint (Guardian) Richard Reeves criticises the "new temperance leaders" for ignoring the significant benefits of alcohol. 7. May I introduce the bloody-minded Icelanders (Times) Roy Hattersley says that Iceland's threat to default on its debt to Britain should come as no surprise. 8. They are right to ban the burqa, even if it is for the wrong reasons (Independent) Yasmin Alibhai-Brown argues that Europe should follow France's lead and "rethink a garment" that cuts women off from other citizens. 9. The world must not let Sudan return to war (Financial Times) Lazaro Sumbeiwyo and John Danforth warn that without international assistance, Sudan may slide into civil war again. 10. Unknown unknowns (Times) A leader in the Times warns that the risk of a double-dip recession is real but that no further fiscal stimulus is possible. › Did a "triple agent" kill eight CIA agents in Afghanistan? Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?