The Staggers 25 January 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1.Cameron's speech told Europe's emperors to get dressed (Guardian) The EU's elder statesmen tried to run before they could walk. We may not like it, but Cameron's call was brave and timely, writes Simon Jenkins 2.Cameron leaps into the unknown (Financial Times) PM’s speech was a gamble to get the eurosceptic monkey off his back, writes Paul Goodman. 3.The Shard is the height of fashion, so could we live in a tower block? (Independent) High-rises suffer from a bad reputation, but they can be more comfortable for occupants than ground-floor living. 4.If Gove axes AS-levels, equality will feel the blow (Guardian) Modular courses and retakes help students in struggling schools bridge the gap between GCSE and A-level, argues Franklyn Addo. 5.The Labour Party will do anything for the workers – except trust them (Telegraph) While David Cameron puts his faith in the people, Ed Miliband clings rigidly to belief in the state, writes Fraser Nelson. 6.World is right to worry about US debt (Financial Times) America must face up to its responsibilities, writes Kenneth Rogoff 7.A Lib-Lab Coalition could be back on - if only Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband can bear to bury the hatchet (Independent) David Cameron's offer of an In/Out referendum both reduces the chance of a future Tory-Lib coalition and the likelihood of a Tory majority government, argues John Kampfner. 8.Orwell endures because his nightmares do too (Times) Fanatics in Mali, Syria and Iran prove the timeless truth of his words on the horrors of unrestrained power, writes Philip Collins 9.David Cameron may have finished off the Tories – but he had no choice (Telegraph) EU referendum: David Cameron's Conservative Party gamble over Europe has been tried before, by Labour. It fatally split the party, explains Peter Oborne 10.Britain: a boarded-up high street of mediocrity (Times) Despite the pound being on the slide Britain remains depressingly uncompetitive, writes Stephen King. › Osborne lashes himself to the mast ahead of Q4 GDP figures From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?