The Olympic spirit we've just rejoiced in makes the return of football's greed, cheating and racism all the more depressing, writes Geoffrey Wheatcroft.
Mis-selling of higher education is one of the least remarked upon scandals of our time, argues Fraser Nelson.
3. There should be no immunity for Assange from these allegations, Independent
Owen Jones writes that Ecuador is wrong to describe the charges against the WikiLeaks founder as 'laughable'.
4. Corporate cash power is holding the state hostage Financial Times (£)
John Plender exposes the shift in relations between the public and private sectors, and asks how to combat capture.
5. Cameron must cultivate his little acorns, Times (£)
Bring back the Pre-Coalition Dave of optimism and wonder to inspire us with graphene and Raspberry Pi, begs Peter Hoskin.
6. Girls deserve top marks for catching up so quickly, Telegraph
Three cheers – girls will be more successful than boys in the latest A-level results, writes Rachel Johnson.
7. There's still (a slim) hope for the eurozone yet, Independent
You wouldn't know it from the coverage over here, but the Eurozone crisis has actually eased quite a lot of late, Adrian Hamilton explains.
8. We must clean up our act on money laundering, Financial Times (£)
Following a spate of high-profile money laundering scandals, John Cassara asks what more we can do?
9. This is not some celeb balaclava bandwagon, Times (£)
Pussy Riot are bravely risking their freedom to take on a gangster state. We can’t stay silent, says Peter Gabriel.
The court had no choice but to rule against Nicklinson's right to die. The law must be changed to end such brutal suffering, argues Polly Toynbee.