Politics 21 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. Cameron shouldn’t blame our rowdy press for his own failings (Daily Telegraph) The Prime Minister suffers because he is not very good at politics, says Benedict Brogan. 2. Why I shifted sides over Europe (Financial Times) I have not changed my view but now appear to be on the other side of the battle lines, writes Gideon Rachman. 3. The Great Gatsby's world is every bit as unequal as Britain under the coalition (Guardian) The wealthy in America and Britain no longer resemble the prewar elite, but appearances cannot mask how cut off they are from the rest of us, writes Aditya Chakrabortty. 4. Those aren’t loons, they’re just the over-60s (Times) As membership dwindles, activists have less and less in common with voters, writes Rachel Sylvester. The party system needs a total rethink. 5. It feels like the right has split irrevocably (Daily Telegraph) David Cameron's carelessness has mixed with public contempt for politicians to create a toxic brew, says Iain Martin. 6. Mervyn King's housing warning is too little, too late (Guardian) In a British economy addicted to property inflation, the government's Help to Buy scheme threatens Fannie Mae-style disaster, writes Polly Toynbee. 7. Tories misunderstand the last election (Financial Times) Cameron’s estrangement from his party began with the failure of 2010, writes Janan Ganesh. 8. This is Syria's great chance for change (Guardian) It is crucial that all sides approach June's international conference with hope as well as caution, says Jonathan Steele. 9. Who's in charge of the clattering Tory Party? (Daily Mail) Cameron should be broadening his entourage to include hard-headed Tories with experience of the real world and the gut instincts of the British people, says a Daily Mail editorial. 10. Obama has a tricky balance to strike (Independent) President Obama's economic record is good, but the successes of his second term risk being overshadowed by Washington's three separate "scandals", says an Independent editorial. › Labour comes to Cameron's rescue as gay marriage wrecking amendment is defeated Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The economic slowdown is another reason Theresa May called an early election Theresa May knows she's talking nonsense - here's why she's doing it How worried are Labour MPs about losing their seats?