The Staggers 12 May 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. An EU referendum is the political mouse that roared (Sunday Telegraph) David Cameron's promise of a new deal has won few friends, writes Matthew d'Ancona. To too many eyes, it looks like compromise. 2. Both the Tory and Labour leaders need lessons in political geometry (Observer) As David Cameron and Ed Miliband move away from the centre, they leave a space for Nick Clegg, writes Andrew Rawnsley. 3. Tories need a leader now, Dave... not in a few weeks' time (Mail on Sunday) Downing Street has been caught napping and David Cameron must lead on Europe, writes James Forsyth. 4. Lies, damned lies and Iain Duncan Smith (Observer) The way the work and pensions secretary manipulates statistics is a shaming indictment of his department's failings, says Nick Cohen. 5. Tories must dump Clegg and get into bed with UKIP (Sun on Sunday) Smart Conservative MPs should begin to sound out their local association and moot the possibility of joint Tory-UKIP candidates, says Nadine Dorries. 6. Europe again, and it was all going so well... (Independent on Sunday) The next election may be a contest to see who is more determined to lose, writes John Rentoul. 7. Let's stop cringing and look America in the eye (Sunday Times) Sucking up is embarrassing to all sides; what works is practical co-operation on matters of mutual interest, says Adam Boulton. 8. History is where the great battles of public life are now being fought (Observer) From curriculum rows to Niall Ferguson's remarks on Keynes, our past is the fuel for debate about the future, writes Tristram Hunt. 9. We need to get going on jobs and growth (Independent on Sunday) On the economy, the government has no answers and nothing to offer, argues Ed Balls. 10. We all lose when we separate our children at the school gate (Observer) If more schools are converted to academies, state pupils will be better equipped to compete with their privileged peers, says Will Hutton. › Stephen Hawking is right, it's time to end international support for Israeli impunity 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?