Politics 27 October 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers Ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. The BBC's real crime was to act like the Catholic Church (Guardian) The Corporation's instincts when confronted with allegations of child abuse were all wrong, writes Jonathan Freedland. 2. Alex Salmond faces a sceptical nation (FT) Kiran Stacey profiles the SNP leader. 3. Slowly the Tories are embracing ever looser union (Telegraph) Charles Moore welcomes the tendency for leading Conservatives to flirt with quitting the European Union. 4. 'If the economy comes right, we'll sail home' (Telegraph) Revealing interview with Ken Clarke, minister for giving revealing interviews. 5. No escape from energy firm bullies (Daily Mail) Mail editorial gets frothy about dysfunctional consumer energy market, without failing to note foreign ownership of companies in question. 6. Our plans for the next election (ConservativeHome) Tory chairman Grant Shapps breaks with his past by revealing a winning strategy online under his own name. 7. The benefits of being in this together (FT) Brisk, insightful guide to tax and benefit changes causing George Osborne a political headache, by Tim Harford 8. Too much poverty and joblessness? Blame newborn babies (Guardian) Tory plans to limit child benefit wilfully and vindictiely miss the point, says Tanya Gold. 9. How scared should you be of President Romney (Independent) Indie editorial generously decides that the Republican candidate might not turn out to be a monster. 10. Sadly a hung parliament has no oomph! (Independent) Chris Bryant MP complains about the state of the legislature, among other things, not for the first time. › Private sector greed didn't cause Winterbourne View abuse Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Douglas Carswell leaves Ukip to become independent MP Labour is a pioneer in fighting sexism. That doesn't mean there's no sexism in Labour Why isn't Labour putting forward Corbynite candidates?