Morning Call: pick of the papers
The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
1. A health service for all citizens really would be patriotic (Daily Telegraph)
Patriotism may prove to be the legacy of these Olympics, and politicians are vying to claim its spirit as their own, writes Mary Riddell.
2. Mohamed Morsi is changing the balance of power in Egypt (Guardian)
In ousting Mubarak-era military chiefs the president has, some fear, accrued too many powers, writes David Hearst. But he is no Vladimir Putin.
3. PM can't count on any gains from the feel-good factor (Independent)
There are millions of Britons thoroughly cheesed off by their inability to get tickets, writes Dominic Lawson.
4. Britain can avoid a post-Olympic crash (Financial Times)
The success of the Olympics has reminded the British that they live in a country that can still succeed on and off the track, writes Gideon Rachman.
5. The risk of allowing shops to open all hours (Daily Telegraph)
Total deregulation may sound tempting, but Sunday trading law stirs strong emotions, writes Philip Johnston.
6. Must the poor go hungry just so the rich can drive? (Guardian)
Sports stars like Mo Farah at No 10 will not change a simple fact: people are starving because of the west's thirst for biofuels, says George Monbiot.
7. London’s East End shows limits of the state (Financial Times)
Just as the UK is learning to invest in itself, it is losing its strengths of openness and flexibility, argues Janan Ganesh.
8. If only a real democrat was behind this sacking (Times) (£)
The removal of Egypt’s army chief restrains the military, writes Maajid Nawaz. Now we need to rein in Islamism.
9. Only big ideas will revive the economy (Daily Mail)
What is needed is nothing less than a fundamental rebalancing of the state-driven economy in favour of the wealth-creating private sector, argues a Daily Mail leader.
Romney's running mate may be Catholic but his admiration for an author hostile to Jesus's teachings risks losing him votes, writes Giles Fraser.