The Staggers 6 December 2011 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. In their rush to save the economy, politicians forget about the people, and the gulf widens between rich and poor (Daily Telegraph) Parents and pensioners are being sidelined in these austere times. Who will champion them, asks Mary Riddell. 2. Let's be honest: Labour would have to cut too (Times) (£) Ed Balls says that his party must set tough fiscal rules to regain the public's trust, but that will not mean supporting the failed plan of the Tories. 3. Believe it or not, Angela Merkel has a plan to tackle the euro crisis (Guardian) While Merkel's vision for a fiscal union may not be the answer to all the eurozone's problems it could be a vital part of any solution, says Katinka Barysch. 4. The euro crisis: some dos and don'ts for Cameron (Financial Times) Philip Stephens maintains that Britain requires creative diplomacy and some unaccustomed humility. 5. We need a Tobin tax -- but not to fill black holes (Independent) It is not just the regulatory benefits of a 'Robin Hood Tax' that are clear, says Paddy Ashdown. The money raised could help millions of children. 6. Watch out. MPs have got their mojo back (Times) (£) Rachel Sylvester writes that from its feisty Speaker to its emboldened backbenchers, Parliament has finally shed the duck-house doldrums. 7. We need to talk about Sellafield, and a nuclear solution that ticks all our boxes (Guardian) There are reactors which can convert radioactive waste to energy. George Monbiot says that greens should look to science, rather than superstition. 8. Western dreams and Egypt's reality (Financial Times) Gideon Rachman explains that the rise of the Salafists has alarmed liberal voters. 9. Vladimir Putin: the gremlin in the Kremlin (daily Telegraph) Andrew Osborn says that Russia's "squeezed middle" is disenchanted with Putin, with even his allies getting nervous about his plans. 10. Rioting is the choice of young people with nothing to lose (Guardian) Rowan Williams says that Reading the Riots leaves us with a big question: do we have the energy to give these people the stake they do not have? › A new chapter in EU integration, whether Britain likes it or not Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!