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

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1. Only strong medicine will cure Cameron’s Olympic hangover (Daily Telegraph)

Exceptional times require exceptional measures, says Benedict Brogan.

2. Nick Clegg's in the last ditch. Now is the time for him to come out fighting (Guardian)

Defeat over Lords reform gives the the Lib Dems a chance to impact on coalition policy where it most matters: the economy, says Simon Jenkins.

3. Clegg will look petulant if he walks away (Times) (£)

Forget ‘big bang’ Lords reform, writes David Steel. We could still push ahead with modest changes that the public would applaud.

4. We transformed sport. Let's do the same for young lives (Independent)

A year on from the events that wrecked so much, not a great deal has changed, writes Christina Patterson.

5. This will not be enough, Mr Draghi (Financial Times)

The ECB has not shaken off its schizophrenia: it is bold when providing crisis loans to banks, less so with sovereigns, writes Sebastian Mallaby.

6. The welcome return of the Union Jack (Independent)

The flag has been rescued from the connotations of lost Empire or unpopular Union, says an Independent leader.

7. All our young deserve a fair shot at sport (Daily Telegraph)

Sporting success at school should be about more than producing Olympians, argues Anthony Seldon.

8. StanChart is forced into the trenches (Financial Times)

New York State’s charges against the bank are explosive, says an FT leader.

9. The art critic with a dash of the streetfighter (Daily Telegraph)

Robert Hughes had no time for charm – but he made his readers care deeply about his subject, writes

Who cares who built it or why? The Shard is simply London's most magnificent building since Wren's masterpiece, says Norman Rosenthal.

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