The Staggers 8 October 2012 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. The Tories just aren't patrician enough (Guardian) Self-conscious and lacking in confidence, the Conservative party has forgotten the redeeming virtues of the old aristocracy, writes Geoffrey Wheatcroft. 2. London has turned its back on the very people it needs most (Daily Telegraph) A home-buying scheme to aid the 'squeezed middle’ is essential to protect the economy, argues Boris Johnson. 3. My 2020 vision for a Boris Johnson Cabinet (Times) (£) David Cameron faces a tough party conference, but what does the longer-term future hold for the Conservatives, asks Tim Montgomerie. 4. Americans deserve a better choice than the one they've got (Guardian) US electoral system funded by the wealthy will never distribute resources equitably, whether Barack Obama is in charge or not, says Gary Younge. 5. We are ending the something for nothing culture (Daily Mail) It is possible to reduce the welfare budget by a further £10bn, say George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith. 6. Conservatives in Birmingham: a nasty case of the blues (Guardian) Since a brave speech by Theresa May in 2002, the momentum of the Tory reform project has slipped badly, says a Guardian editorial. 7. Relentless austerity will only deepen Greek woes (Financial Times) In the absence of a very big change in policy, we should expect Spain to go down the same tube, writes Wolfgang Munchau. 8. We can profit from EU chaos (Sun) Brussels needs Britain to help save the whole structure, not just the single currency, from collapsing in ruins, writes Trevor Kavanagh. 9. Cameron must modernise, not appease the reactionaries (Independent) David Cameron needs to remind people who he is – a compassionate and modern conservative, says Ian Birrell. 10. Parallels between apartheid and Argentina (Financial Times) Argentina is heading, and not for the first time, over an economic cliff, writes Tony Leon. › Cameron tells the Tories: we must "exude a confidence that we can win" Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!