The west has once again started a fire it cannot extinguish, says Simon Tisdall.
2. Not Ofqual? Not Gove? Is no one responsible for the exam fiasco? (Independent)
It’s not that ministers wield too much power over our education system – but rather that they don’t wield enough, says Steve Richards
3. Mere abuse won’t silence us on assisted dying (Times) (£)
The Health Minister ’s critics don’t have any evidence — only trumped-up platitudes, says Terry Pratchett.
4. Russia begins its slow pivot to Asia (Financial Times)
Moscow is looking to the east but has a lot of catching up to do, writes David Pilling.
5. The victims of a prejudice against my city (Independent)
Deep-seated prejudices about "wallowing" Scousers have kept the Hillsborough injustice in the dark for too long, writes Jane Merrick.
6. Infighting could scupper welfare reform (Daily Telegraph)
David Cameron needs to get a grip before the universal credit scheme fails, warns Sue Camer
7. A Burberry-style profits warning is nothing to envy (Guardian)
The rich think their luxury lifestyles are coveted, writes Zoe Williams. But that's not the feeling that immodest spending evinces these days.
8. The euro’s demise may be the final chapter of the ERM debacle (Daily Telegraph)
The drama of 1992 showed why Germany cannot lead Europe out of a monetary crisis, says Jeremy Warner.
9. Psychodrama hears Conservative voices (Financial Times)
Voters are doomed to endless performances in which rightwing MPs invoke the spirit of Thatcher, says Robert Shrimsley.
10. Boris Johnson is no laughing matter (Guardian)
The mayor of London did not deliver the Olympics but is sucking up the credit for them, writes Suzanne Moore.