The Staggers 17 December 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. Coalition, act two: Liberal Democrats must step away from the Tories (Guardian) In 2013 Nick Clegg's party needs to establish a more assertive identity and win voters over for bold, new reasons, says Richard Reeves. 2. What does UKIP really want? (Independent) Like many political figures, in private Ukip leader Nigel Farage is charming, playful and witty - but his views are political poison, says Owen Jones. 3. Obama’s year of reckoning awaits on Iran (Financial Times) The president faces uninvented threats from around the world, writes Edward Luce. 4. Mass immigration is hurting the poorest (Times) (£) This is an issue of fairness, not xenophobia, says Tim Montgomerie. And until the major parties address it, UKIP will continue to benefit. 5. Tolerance is not enough to learn the art of living with others (Guardian) Supporting gay marriage is an obvious good, writes Timothy Radcliffe. But we should be confident enough to face up our differences too. 6. How to fix costly and unjust US tax system (Financial Times) Too many provisions favour a very small minority of fortunate taxpayers, says Lawrence Summers. 7. We need houses – but don’t forget the sewers (Daily Telegraph) Planners must ensure that communities have the infrastructure to cope with development , says Nick Herbert. 8. Mr Obama's one chance to bring in gun control (Independent) With passions running so high and a strong impetus from the President, some reform might be possible, says an Independent leader. 9. Let’s not dwell on immigration but sow the seeds of integration (Daily Telegraph) Thanks to Labour, the dam has burst – so it’s up to all of us to make the best of it, writes Boris Johnson. 10. Labour plays politics with gay weddings (Daily Mail) The party resisted the much less radical idea of civil partnerships being blessed in church, writes Andrew Pierce. › Juan Manuel Marquez lands a blow for the nearly men of sporting history Subscribe More Related articles A simple U-Turn may not be enough to get the Conservatives out of their tax credit mess “It's nothing radical”: Jeremy Corbyn supporters on why his politics are just common sense Why is the government charging more women for selling sex but turning a blind eye to buyers?