The Staggers 11 December 2013 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Print HTML 1. Make no mistake: Iain Duncan Smith wants the end of social security (Guardian) Don't let the bluster, incompetence and misinformation obscure the Quiet Man's true, Tory purpose: destroying the welfare safety net, says Zoe Williams. 2. Now Labour could become the party of marriage and the family (Daily Telegraph) Voters want leaders who can promise good care for their children and elderly relatives, writes Mary Riddell. 3. Don’t wallow in victimhood. Rise above it (Times) Figures such as Sharansky and Mandela understood that saying ‘it’s tough being me’ is self-destructive, writes Daniel Finkelstein. 4. Asset managers could blow us all up (Financial Times) When funding conditions turn, relying on cheap dollars to finance local assets can be lethal, says Martin Wolf. 5. The Mandela coverage and the banality of goodness (Guardian) To discuss Mandela alongside Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Jesus is barking mad, writes Simon Jenkins. I bet he's laughing his head off right now. 6. Taxes will rise if we reject the nanny state (Times) We may resent encouragements to stop smoking and improve our health but we all benefit in the end, says Alice Thomson. 7. Netanyahu’s refusal to attend Mandela’s memorial service speaks of Israel’s growing isolationism (Independent) The Israeli prime minister's apparent devotion to penny-pinching represents a startling change of heart, says Matthew Norman. 8. Why must our governments be so incompetent at IT? (Times) If supermarkets and airlines can do it, so should civil servants, says Ross Clark. 9. Despite the economic misery of the last five years, Europe remains a success story (Independent) Now the target is human capital – clever, talented and rich people, writes Hamish McRae. 10. As society ages, care leave is the new frontline (Guardian) About 5 million people have given up work partly or entirely to look after others, writes Jackie Ashley. They need a bit of help and legal protection. › Equal marriage: The law finally catches up with love The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 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?