The Staggers 5 December 2010 CommentPlus: pick of the papers The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. Nick Clegg's unexpectedly swift journey from idol to hate figure (Observer) The Lib Dem leader will survive a backbench rebellion over tuition fees but his reputation is irreversibly changed, says Andrew Rawnsley. 2. Clegg's luck may be running out (Indepedent on Sunday) Ed Miliband's poor showing hasn't stopped the Lib Dem leader being the bookies' favourite to be the first to lose his job, says John Rentoul. 3. Let's tax all those with free degrees (Sunday Times) (£) The assumption is that the next generation should bear the cost of running our universities, says Jenni Russell. That is unfair. People who did well out of higher education should start paying back. 4. David Cameron needs to show us the leader, not the brand (Sunday Telegraph) The Conservatives are turning out to be far more principled than their critics feared – but will people believe it, asks Janet Daley. 5. Rein in the fat-cat salaries or see public services suffer even more (Observer) Will Hutton says that the current market in top people's pay is creating an imbalance in society that makes life less fair for everyone. 6. Blow the final whistle on Fifa's foul play (Independent on Sunday) Our politicians should get involved in bringing accountability to a body drunk with power and indifferent to public opinion, says David Mellor. 7. Nick Clegg should forget his wobble and whip his party into line (Sunday Telegraph) The Lib Dems cannot take the moral high ground and remain a potent force in the coalition, says Matthew d'Ancona. 8. Poverty can't end without the notion of stigma (Sunday Times) (£) Minette Marrin says that you cannot target the neediest in order to raise them out of poverty if you refuse to target anyone at all for fear of stigmatising them. 9. Europe shouldn't pick at Ireland's bones (Observer) Nick Cohen argues that the reparations foisted on Ireland condemn its taxpayers to a bleak future. 10. Is George Osborne more powerful than David Cameron? (Sunday Telegraph) Tim Montgomerie explains why the Chancellor is the Conservative Party's key man. › The rise of Qatarphobia Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!