Politics 27 December 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from today's papers. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML I wish I had trusted my instincts on Plebgate (Times) Matthew Parris examines the abuse of police authority which led to Andrew Mitchell's smearing. Cheer up. All this doom and gloom plays into the Tories' hands (Guardian) If the idea that we're all screwed takes hold, the Conservatives will end up exploiting the fear they've created, writes Zoe Williams. London’s ‘white flight’ deserves attention (Financial Times) That the city is no longer majority ‘white British’ is a remarkable development, writes David Goodhart. A huge risk we pro-Europeans must take (Guardian) Shaun Woodward writes that a referendum on the EU may now be the only way forward for those of us who see membership as vital to the UK's future. There’s a whiff of failure at the heart of our honours system (Telegraph) The PM promised to end the abuses, but there are signs of a return to the old ways, reports Peter Oborne. Britain needs to adopt a more German face (Financial Times) As a model of coping with sudden slowing, Berlin has achieved a better result than Tokyo, writes Chris Giles. Don’t lampoon what the NRA says. Ask why (Times) Guns are attractive, suicide complicated. Until we grasp the reasons behind the headlines, we remain unenlightened, argues David Aaronovitch With all the fuss over Kate Middleton's baby, have we learned nothing since Princess Diana? (Independent) God help us if the Royal Foetus is all we have to look forward to in 2013, writes Viv Groksop. Pensioners are about to be robbed yet again (Telegraph) The Chancellor is poised to alter the way inflation is calculated and interest paid, says Philip Johnston. So you think the wealth gap is growing? Wrong (Independent) Not only are we all in it together, but the rich are bearing and will bear a greater share of the burden of taxes than the poor. Why won't the Coalition say this more loudly, asks John Rentoul. › What were the biggest media myths of 2012? 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 from just £1 per issue More Related articles Leader: Labour is failing. A hard Brexit is looming. But there is no need for fatalism Theresa May's Article 50 letter: what she said, and what she meant In Birmingham after the Westminster attack: "You can't paint everyone with one brush"