The Staggers 22 August 2013 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. A Lab-Lib deal in 2015 may be Ed Miliband's only chance of government (Guardian) If Labour is serious about being open to coalition in 2015, the party must ditch its autocratic way of doing things now, writes Martin Kettle. 2. Stop the plotting, Mr Cameron, and rediscover your will to win (Daily Telegraph) The Tories should be working on bold policies, not planning for another coalition, says Iain Martin. 3. Don’t blindly trust guardians of security (Financial Times) Before the leaks, we had little insight into the scale of the NSA’s access to information, writes John Gapper. 4. Why I’m torn between freedom and security (Times) Was the detention of David Miranda an assault on the press or a necessary protection? It’s impossible to decide, says Matt Ridley. 5. Caught in the crossfire of an ever dirtier war (Daily Mail) The harrowing images of hundreds of dead Syrian children and adults will test the diplomatic patience of the west to the limit, writes Michael Burleigh. 6. An uneasy election that is Angela Merkel’s to lose (Independent) The visit of the Chancellor to Dachau says a lot about her political strategy, writes Mary Dejevsky. 7. Innovation needs help of an active state (Financial Times) Productive public spending leads to growth, as illustrated by the US, writes Mariana Mazzucato. 8. Fracking faces a little local difficulty (Daily Telegraph) A measly 1 per cent of the spoils is not enough to convince residents to put up with fracking, writes Isabel Hardman. 9. This was a coup: we must support Egypt's people, not its generals (Guardian) The west must not risk losing legitimacy across the Middle East, says Douglas Alexander. It has to be clear in backing democracy, and defy al-Qaida's hate. 10. The young need help, not condemnation (Independent) Does Nick Hurd even know what ‘grit’ is, asks Jane Merrick. The situation ‘Neets’ are in is not their fault. › Books in Brief: Giovanni Frazzetto, Robin Blackburn and David Marsh Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!