The Staggers 20 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 Pity the MPs who know not what they claim Telegraph If only there had been a kind of precedent – an expenses scandal, say – to guide the poor lambs, writes Matthew Norman. Not your typical bully, but Mitchell was right to go Times (£) It was all a fuss over nothing, but a fuss that meant that my friend Andrew could no longer do his job as Chief Whip, writes Matthew Parris. EU hands Cameron a losing proposition Financial Times (£) Some problems facing statesmen have no good answer. The challenge is to choose between grim outcomes, writes Janan Ganesh. The iPod family is unhappy in its own way . . . Times (£) Apple pretends it’s selling ‘happy ever after’ when it’s really flogging stupid gadgets, writes Giles Coren. Is David Cameron aping Gordon Brown's headline-grabbing habit? Independent It should have been a good week for David Cameron, writes Andrew Grice. George Osborne's first-class train gaffe: Plebgate act II Guardian Have senior Tories and their aides learned nothing from the past few weeks? Do they think first-class fares don't apply to them, asks John Harris. Jeremy Hunt and his magic water Independent Hunt and homeopathy were made for each other - this government’s ideology could be considered homeopathic, writes Sophie Heawood. The criminalisation of protest is part of the elite's class war Guardian Trenton Oldfield's sentence for disrupting the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race makes it clear which class is being protected, writes Nina Power. Starbucks and tax Financial Times (£) Public anger might equally be directed at the tax system itself, especially the way it treats multinationals, the FT says in an editorial. Freedom of Information Act: The pursuit of transparency is leading to dishonesty and intrigue Telegraph The nincompoops who brought in FoI have allowed the political elite to leave no trace of the decision-making process of government, writes Charles Moore. › Sir George Young appointed new Chief Whip Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!