The Staggers 9 December 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers Print HTML 1. The fracking dream which is putting Britain's future at risk (Observer) George Osborne believes shale gas to be a bonaza of cheap energy. Where's the evidence? asks Andrew Rawnsley 2. How will the economy do? It's anybody's guess (Independent on Sunday) Forecasters are always wrong, writes John Rentoul 3. George vs Ed: knock yourself out boys (Sunday Times) The true political contest is between Balls and Osborne, writes Martin Ivens 4. The royal prank shows we're quick to judge, but slow to learn (Observer) The tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha has highlighted a lack of compassion at too many levels, writes Yvonne Roberts 5. Nurse Russell knows what's killing the NHS (Sunday Times) At last, the NHS has accepted that compassion is lacking from its wards, writes Jenni Russell 6. The NHS was forged from care, not box-ticking (Independent on Sunday) The answer is not more targets or managers, says Paul Vallely 7. Fairness is at the heart of Osborne's radical strategy (Sunday Telegraph) Voters may hate "scroungers", but they would recoil from cuts to benefits for those in work, says Matthew d'Ancona 8. Dave unveils his secret weapon: the welfare wedge (Mail on Sunday) The Conservatives are starting to look towards the next election, says James Forsyth 9. End the drift in our relationship with Europe (Sunday Telegraph) David Cameron needs to take charge, says the leader 10. This isn't the time to yield on drug laws (Mail on Sunday) An impartial inquiry into drug law would be welcome, says the paper's leader › Unity on climate change has never been more urgent Morning Call 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?