The Staggers 12 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. Labour and the economy: shout louder Mr Miliband (Guardian) Big holes can be picked in the Conservatives' argument of an economy moving from rescue to recovery, but Labour are not picking them, argues a Guardian editorial. 2. We cannot afford to miss out on shale gas (Daily Telegraph) Safe fracking will cut energy bills and create wealth without ruining precious countryside, writes David Cameron. 3. Minority voters will be key to the 2015 election (Guardian) Ethnic minorities could be decisive in 168 seats, notes Sadiq Khan. Parties must raise their game to woo them. 4. If the social contract is to remain fair, the well-off elderly will need to make a bigger contribution (Independent) Most spending goes on old people, financed by the taxes of the middle-aged, writes Jonathan Portes. 5. Remember bellies full of rice, and sleep well (Times) The size of Britain’s aid budget is nothing like what people imagine, writes Tim Montgomerie. Surely 20p a day is not something to begrudge. 6. Summers or Yellen? Toss a coin (Financial Times) Barring a new emergency, the decisions taken by the Fed will be at the margin, writes Philip Stephens. 7. Charles's meddling puts monarchy at risk (Daily Mail) By lobbying ministers behind closed doors, the Prince appears to be using his position to manipulate policy, notes a Daily Mail editorial. 8. 24/7 care: here's one NHS reform we should all agree on (Guardian) Being admitted to hospital at the weekend makes dying more likely, and that can't be right, says Jackie Ashley. Labour too must call for change. 9. The Spanish must take their hands off Gibraltar’s throat (Daily Telegraph) Madrid is using our Rock to divert attention from its own economic woes , writes Boris Johnson. 10. Lycra or no Lycra, it’s a good day for cyclists (Times) The government’s £94m will make people feel more confident getting on their bikes, says Patrick McLoughlin. › Laverne Cox: Trans people should not put their dreams on hold because of who they are Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!