Morning Call: pick of the papers

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

1. Blaming a moral decline for the riots makes good headlines but bad policy (Observer)

The country's problems stem from too many dysfunctional households, argues Tony Blair.

2. Now it's payback for the love we looted (Sunday Times) (£)

Prince Charles should be applauded for identifying the underlying problems that led to young people rioting across the country, writes Jenni Russell.

3. Why are the failings of capitalism only being exposed by the right? (Observer)

It used to be Labour that fought against the moral inadequacies of the free market. It must rediscover its voice, says Julian Coman.

4. You say you'll flee higher taxes, Mr Filthy? We call your bluff (Sunday Times) (£)

The mega-rich may have everyone else over a barrel for now, but perhaps it's not long before they belong to the controllable classes, argues Minette Marrin.

5. A bewildering tale of everyday English justice (Observer)

For the father of one young man arrested during the riots, a day in court has done nothing to cement his faith in our legal system, writes Nick Cohen.

6. UK riots: The end of the liberals' great moral delusion (Telegraph)

The Left has gone into overdrive in its attempts to rewrite the history of the riots, but the public knows the truth, argues Janet Daley.

7. A class imprisoned by tribalism, lack of work and filthy food (Independent on Sunday)

We don't need to lock up deprived kids, writes Janet Street-Porter, we need to help them.

8. Ken's Adolf jibe was a joke - remember those? (Sunday Times) (£)

Finally, at least we can have a laugh at something after a summer which has, quite frankly, been non too impressive, writes Rod Liddle.

9. What should the Tories do about the euro crisis? (Telegraph)

The Eurosceptic Right want to exploit the crisis - but George Osborne's options are limited, says Tim Montgomerie.

10. Clever talk costs livelihoods (Independent on Sunday)

Riots in Britain, earthquakes in Japan, panic in the eurozone... and capitalism is a survivor every time, writes John Rentoul.

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Tony Blair won't endorse the Labour leader - Jeremy Corbyn's fans are celebrating

The thrice-elected Prime Minister is no fan of the new Labour leader. 

Labour heavyweights usually support each other - at least in public. But the former Prime Minister Tony Blair couldn't bring himself to do so when asked on Sky News.

He dodged the question of whether the current Labour leader was the best person to lead the country, instead urging voters not to give Theresa May a "blank cheque". 

If this seems shocking, it's worth remembering that Corbyn refused to say whether he would pick "Trotskyism or Blairism" during the Labour leadership campaign. Corbyn was after all behind the Stop the War Coalition, which opposed Blair's decision to join the invasion of Iraq. 

For some Corbyn supporters, it seems that there couldn't be a greater boon than the thrice-elected PM witholding his endorsement in a critical general election. 

Julia Rampen is the digital news editor of the New Statesman (previously editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog). She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. 

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