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13 May 2012updated 26 Sep 2015 7:01pm

Morning Call: pick of the papers 13 May 2012

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

By New Statesman

1. We still don’t really know David Cameron (Sunday Telegraph)

The Prime Minister is certainly not the bluff county dimwit his ill-advised friends portray, writes Janet Daley.

2. How can Labour harness the voter rage against the machine? (Observer)

Ed Miliband is better at describing why so many people hate conventional politics than he is at providing an answer, argues Andrew Rawnsley.

3. The good ship Tory needs an anchor (Sunday Times) (£)

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Some Conservative MPs feel a bit guilty about the party’s former support for Clause 28, notes Martin Ivens

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4. Osborne is not Brown, but the faultline is showing (Independent on Sunday)

The Chancellor is the pole around which disaffection organises itself, says John Rentoul.

5. Run the country? Sorry, far too busy texting my chums (Observer)

Mobiles in schools face a ban but politicians, as we’ve discovered at Leveson, are as addicted as any child, writes Catherine Bennett.

6. Politics in this age of austerity will be a contest of character (Sunday Telegraph)

The danger for David Cameron is that the electorate will see him as out of touch, argues Matthew d’Ancona.

7. Best get the drachma presses rolling, Zorba (Sunday Times) (£)

It was thought impossible. Then it became merely unsayable, notes Dominic Lawson.

8. Autocrats step in as the west’s money runs out (Observer)

Authoritarian governments have learned from the Arab Spring that the best way to nip revolution in the bud is to exploit the new technologies, writes Nick Cohen. 

9. No lipstick? Glasses? It’s just politics (Independent on Sunday)

When Hillary Clinton says she’s no longer bothered about the way she looks, I don’t believe her, says Janet Street-Porter.

10. Chris Brown, like all abusers, has more than one method of attack (Observer)

Some people don’t realise that many abusers, male and female, are adept not only at “masking”, but also multitasking, writes Babara Ellen.