Politics 12 December 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. Ed Miliband can only create a fairer Britain with Europe's help (Guardian) Labour's energy price freeze must be the start of a wider battle with organised capital – but the party can't win on its own, says Peter Wilby. 2. Cameron must shake up the No 10 shambles (Times) The Prime Minister should follow Obama’s example and put an enforcer at the heart of his government, says John McTernan. 3. Mandela has been sanitised by hypocrites and apologists (Guardian) The ANC liberation hero has been reinvented as a Kumbaya figure in order to whitewash those who stood behind apartheid, says Seumas Milne. 4. Universal Credit: politicians always pay a price for trying to change the world (Daily Telegraph) Obamacare and Iain Duncan Smith's visionary Universal Credit are both struggling, but only the latter may prevail, says Peter Oborne. 5. The Liberal Democrats are not lurching to the left or the right (Independent) Unlike the Conservatives, our long term fiscal approach will be informed by the need to maintain good public services, says Danny Alexander. 6. No one is immune from Beijing’s power (Financial Times) Foreign companies once had much leverage, but the new reality is that China has the whip hand, says David Pilling. 7. Who will win the Ukrainian tug-of-war? (Times) The country really is at a crossroads: one path points to the EU, the other to one dictated by Russia, writes David Aaronovitch. 8. If our politicians were brave enough, they would follow Uruguay's lead and legalise cannabis (Independent) For the criminal underworld, the "war on drugs" is an extraordinary money-spinner, writes Owen Jones. 9. Give Lady Ashton the credit she deserves (Daily Telegraph) It’s hard not to suspect that gender has played a part in the treatment of the EU’s power broker, says Sue Cameron. 10. Why do private schools still attract the most memorable teachers? (Guardian) It's not surprising that Alan Bennett's The History Boys is Britain's most popular play, writes Martin Kettle. The unfairness within our education system endures. › Labour and Tories are both led by career politicians – but the label can hurt Ed more than Dave Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Why isn't Labour putting forward Corbynite candidates? Europe's elections show why liberals should avoid fatalism Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan are both slippery self-mythologisers – so why do we rate one more than the other?