Politics 17 May 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Everyone thinks David Cameron has screwed up over the EU - except for the voting public (Independent) The main story this week for journalists has been the Conservative decision to stage a case study in disunity - but is that what most interests the public, asks John Rentoul. 2. David Cameron must not cave in to the UKIP threat (Daily Telegraph) For his own sake and that of the country, Cameron has to make the case for staying in the EU, says Peter Mandelson. 3. History is more than one thing after another (Times) Whether its art, books or political ideas, arranging things in strict order of time is not as logical as it looks, says Philip Collins. 4. The truth is that we can’t afford a shiny new transport system like HS2 (Daily Telegraph) History is littered with failed projects that appealed to politicians in thrall to modernity, writes Fraser Nelson. 5. The flight paths of Britain and Poland diverge in a disunited Europe (Guardian) Poland is eyeing a place in the group of leading EU nations just as Britain seems to be leaving, writes Timothy Garton Ash. 6. Britons want more work – let’s help them (Financial Times) There is very substantial spare capacity in the British economy, writes Samuel Brittan. 7. Xenophobia in Italy bodes ill for migrants right across Europe (Independent) Today's battleground is on the right to citizenship, writes Peter Popham. 8. France: waiting for Godot (Guardian) A pressing task for Mr Hollande is to persuade a French audience he is capable of pulling his country out of its torpor, says a Guardian editorial. And on that test, he is failing 9. Brass Tax (Times) The government must lead efforts to change cross-border tax rules that are being exploited by the multinationals, says a Times editorial. 10. Leaving Europe would be bad for British business (Guardian) We must not lose sight of what's important – economic growth, says John Cridland. This means maintaining access to, and influence over, the EU. › The Spectacle of Disintegration Subscribe More Related articles Theresa May: No "half-in, half-out" Brexit Labour must learn the secrets of the Scottish Conservatives What's going on in Northern Ireland?