The Staggers 18 December 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. We don't need secret courts to protect our US relations (Guardian) The claim that America's intelligence agencies won't share material if our justice remains open is bogus, says David Davis. 2. Britain suffers delusions of weakness not grandeur (Financial Times) Nowhere is the UK’s imagined irrelevance less true than in the European Union, writes Janan Ganesh. 3. The fight for the centre ground between Clegg and Cameron makes the coalition fragile (Independent) The Deputy Prime Minister has created tensions that may be his undoing, writes Steve Richards. 4. Today’s challenges go beyond Keynes (Financial Times) A different kind of growth path is required, says Jeffrey Sachs. 5. In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats (Guardian) Barack Obama's tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones, says George Monbiot. 6. Let us concentrate on real human rights (Daily Telegraph) The European Court has drifted too far from its principles – and we want to put that right, says Chris Grayling. 7. The Leveson report is a charter for control freaks in policing (Guardian) Lord Justice Leveson's proposals would silence whistleblowers and make the police even more secretive and less accountable, argues Vikram Dodd. 8. Can our leaders find their inner Hercules? (Times) (£) Obama already embodies a narrative, but Cameron, Miliband and Clegg must find one to explain their actions, writes Rachel Sylvester. 9. Shadow of fear over public's right to know (Daily Mail) The message sent out by the arrest of a police officer is that the public ought to have been kept in ignorance of Andrew Mitchell’s tirade, says a Daily Mail editorial. 10. A not-so-new dawn in Japan (Independent) The patriotism that Abe is keen to nurture can easily develop into a dangerous nationalism, says an Independent leader. › Stop sharing 30 year old stats. Use these instead From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election? Let 2016 be the year that Ireland gives women the right to choose Does the UK care enough about climate change to admit it is part of the problem?