Politics 8 December 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. Brass tax (The Times) Tax avoidance harms the economy - this week's developments have been welcome, says a Times editorial 2. Cameron and Chakrabarti treat press freedom as sacred (Independent) But aren't some things more important, asks Howard Jacobson 3. Michael Gove does not deserve to be hailed as a rising star (Guardian) His policies are bad for children and a waste of money, says Peter Wilby 4. A lot of froth over Starbucks (Telegraph) The row over multinational tax affairs is a distraction from reducing state spending, says a Telegraph leader 5. Pay shake-up offers hope to the regions (Mail) There's been a step towards closing the divide between the south east and the rest of Britain, says a Daily Mail leader 6. Things can only get worse. Vote Tory. (The TImes) If Osborne brings recovery, he'll lose the next election for his party, says Matthew Parris 7. Syria and the truth about chemical weapons (Independent) Do you know which army was the first to use gas in the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk 8. The search for paedophiles is more carnival than witch-hunt (Guardian) Light entertainment is being turned upside down by a raucous mob, says Hannah Betts 9. David Cameron's trouble with being modern (Telegraph) The PM must adapt, but he risks ignoring what is important, argues Charles Moore 10. Clegg is oblivious of the damage of high taxation to growth (Daily Mail) The Deputy Prime Minister is a disaster for Britain, says Robin Harris › Review - The Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument Morning Call 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles I believe only Yvette Cooper has the breadth of support to beat Jeremy Corbyn To stop Jeremy Corbyn, I am giving my second preference to Andy Burnham What do Labour's lost voters make of the Labour leadership candidates?