UK 5 January 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from today's papers. Print HTML 1 Second-class Europe? What’s the point of it? (Times) ‘Associate’ membership solves nothing. Our trading partners will still want to meddle, europhobes will still want out, writes Matthew Parris. 2 Richard Nixon’s dark side has obscured his greatness (Telegraph) A hundred years after his birth, it is time to reassess the legacy of the disgraced US president Richard Nixon, argues Jonathan Aitken 3 It’s the shameless doublespeak that makes politicians look like liars (Independent) With the public already disdainful of politicians, how can so many continue with the tactics of public obfuscation and diversion, asks Damian McBride 4 It wasn't Labour who spent too much, it was the banks. How did we forget this? (Guardian) It's only five years since the financial crisis broke, and already the truth of why it happened has been rewritten, says Deborah Orr. 5 The Europe speech Cameron should give (Financial Times) The prime minister is to make a long-awaited address. Here is a suggested draft, from Janan Ganesh. 6 Wake up and smell the coffee (Times) Look around a Starbucks now and it resembles a drop-in centre from 1989, writes Caitlin Moran. 7 It's time to revive the memory of Hugh Gaitskell, the best Labour PM Britain never had (Independent) There were paradoxes in the life of Gaitskell, yet the man himself was much less complex than his place in Labour's folk memory, writes Donald MacIntyre 8 Israel's shift to the right will alienate those it needs most (Guardian) Ahead of the Israeli elections, ultra-ultra-nationalists are surging in the polls. But diaspora Jews might recoil from their views, writes Jonathan Freedland. 9 India’s daughters come fighting out of purdah (Times) Signs of women’s oppression are everywhere when you travel around. But this tragedy can mark a turning point, argues Rosie Millard. 10 A year for the Tories to restore their reputation (Telegraph) The Conservative Party must do all it can to fix the economy, however radical the measures and whatever the impact on its short-term popularity, argues a Telegraph leader. › Pinterest acquires and shutters Punchfork 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 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?