Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. The backlash against the rich has gone global (Financial Times)
This mood could end an era of low taxes and rising inequality, writes Gideon Rachman.
2. Westminster’s snakepit makes the Games shine even brighter (Daily Telegraph)
As Olympic volunteers make Britain proud, the Coalition is showing the ugly side of politics, says Mary Riddell.
3. The lessons of Louise Mensch's departure? There are none (Guardian)
The demands of the MP's job and her transatlantic marriage bear almost no relation to those of the average working mother, says Gaby Hinsliff.
4. Christianity is slowly dying in its homelands (Times) (£)
Forced out of Iraq and Gaza, Christians are now fleeing Syria, writes William Dalrymple. Their future looks bleak in the Middle East.
5. How UK can keep the Olympic flame burning (Financial Times)
Cameron and Clegg should remember that political capital is not just something that is used up by radical policies, writes Janan Ganesh. It can also be generated by them.
6. Our athletes deserve better than this national dirge (Independent)
There is a marvellous alternative national anthem: Holst's 'I Vow To Thee, My Country', writes Dominic Lawson.
Mensch's sudden departure confirms the doubts of many over Cameron's so-called A-list of Parliamentary candidates, says Andrew Pierce.
8. Nick Clegg must go, for the Lib Dems' sake (Guardian)
The Lib Dem leader's position has been shattered by the failure of his 'progressive' project, writes Tom Clark. Lords reform is just the latest.
9. Putting a price on the rivers and rain diminishes us all (Guardian)
Payments for 'ecosystem services' look like the prelude to the greatest privatisation since enclosure, writes George Monbiot.
10. Nick Clegg shows his true colours on equal votes (Daily Telegraph)
The Lib Dem leader's U-turn on supporting the coalition's boundary review and 'equal value for equal votes' is hypocritical nonsense, argues a Telegraph leader.
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