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The Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on his regrets, what he's changed his mind about and unexpected reactions to sermons prospectmagazine.co.uk/regulars/brief…
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Like Harold Wilson's infamous Lavdender List, Boris Johnson's last-gasp attempt to stuff the Lords with his cronies will come to define him. By @steverichards14 prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/boris…
How we can take social media back from the billionaires? Typically astute column by @EthanZ prospectmagazine.co.uk/science-and-te…
"Sunak cannot point to any evidence to support his argument that he is more popular with the electorate." @PeterKellner1 on the former Chancellor's failure to land a knock-out blow. prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/who-w…
Is Nigel Farage poised for a(nother) come back? @Samfr fears he may be. [Unless he's heading for the House of Lords 🙄🙄prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/the-g…Wl
And I hope no-one will suggest that the £2bn cost of the UK setting up its own post-Brexit regulator is anything to do with Brexit. It’s clearly not. #dontblameBrexit
The leader writers are insistent that the six hour queues at Dover are nothing to do with Brexit. So I hope we’ll hear nothing more about that #dontblameBrexit
Simon Calder being absolutely, perfectly clear about the causes of the delays at Dover. Not to assign blame, but to counter the pitiful excuses from the government and the pro-Brexit gang with some plainly spoken facts. Imagine that: FACTS!
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Frank Kermode and Stephen Spender resigned from “Encounter” when the magazine was revealed to have been funded by the CIA. But were they really taking a principled stand?prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-m…
"I don’t dispute that politicians have been behaving badly, and the more senior the politicians, the worse they’ve been behaving. I just don’t think that a written constitution is a solution." - Sumption
"I think my greatest concern is ...the ease with which quite fundamental elements of the constitutional framework can be changed almost without being seen." - O'Regan
"The godfathers of written constitutions are war, invasion, revolution, secession & decolonisation - events which destroy some previous constitutional order. We're almost unique in never having experienced any of these disasters since the 17th C" - Sumption
"The absence of a clear constitutional text confirming the authority of the courts renders them peculiarly vulnerable to attacks for ... doing precisely what they ought to be doing." - O'Regan
You think Boris Johnson effectively made the case for a written constitution? Read this fascinating conversation between two legal legal scholars and former judges, Jonathan Sumption and Kate O'Regan prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/jonat…
Liz Truss and Mail on Sunday are treating the Tory membership as if they are economic illiterates, intolerant, xenophobic and utterly lacking in compassion or understanding of climate change. Why is this? What do they know….
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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi, has been sending threatening letters to people investigating his tax affairs. The letters are designed to intimidate & say they're confidential and can't be published. One was sent to me. I am publishing it. taxpolicy.org.uk/2022/07/22/let…
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Apparently there were only six passport-stamping booths in operation. I wonder if anyone could devise a way that Brits could travel to Europe without having to show their passport?
Well said @IainDale 👏 - pretty much what I’d be saying tonight if I was still cracking the mic. I’m glad someone has the balls to articulate this view.twitter.com/lbc/status/154…C
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..Brexit means everybody has to have their passport looked at and stamped ..The UK insisted on this when we left the EU #BrexitReality Simon Calder explains travel chaos caused by ending freedom of movement
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🇦🇺 🧑‍🌾 🇬🇧 Appalling that the Government has deliberately avoided parliamentary scrutiny of its terrible trade deal with Australia. The UK Government vowed to be a global leader for animals but now farm welfare standards are likely to be sacrificed for this quick trade agreT6OeGZ
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My @prospect_uk column this month is about the threat of a Farage comeback for the Tories, as they struggle to hold on to their authoritarian right voters. prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/the-g…
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Hell of a bad look for anyone who accepts one of these honours. "How did you become a Lord?" "Boris Johnson made me one." "But wasn't he...?" "Yep." "...and then he was...?" "The very same." "And you accepted it... from HIM?" "Yes indeedy." "Do you have ANY morals?" "LOL, nope." twitter.com/arusbridger/st…
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Richard Hermer QC, @HelenMountfield QC, Murray Hunt and @AdamWagner1 dissect the last 3 years of rule under Boris Johnson and what the new leader should do to restore any damage done. Listen to the latest episode of the Matrix Pod here: ow.ly/P9Vm50K14Rn @prospect_uk
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If it looks likely that Johnson will be suspended from the HoC in the autumn and may face a recall petition, aka “curtains.” Is he really going to be allowed two resignation honours lists between now and then? twitter.com/christopherhop…
"Britain’s refugee policy makes you want to weep". By @edmunddewaal prospectmagazine.co.uk/editors-picks/…
Think Labour is low on ideas? We asked @prospect_clark to sift through the projects that got progressive goverments elected in recent years. He came up with 12 ideas for @Keir_Starmer prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/how-l…
Better late than never. The Wellcome Trust is selling its stakes in large fossil fuel and mining companies. Vindication of @arusbridger's #keepitintheground campaign at the Guardian To get full value from divestment they should be shouting from the rooftops about it though.
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Was a delight to sit down with @arusbridger , Kate O'Regan and Jonathan Sumption to discuss whether the UK needs a written constitution prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/jonat…
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A fascinating interview with Edmund de Waal by Helle Pick. Is mRNA a real breakthrough treatment? How to take social media back from the billionaires. And a corruscating piece by Rafael Behr on Brexit after Boris.
Also: a diary by the headmaster of Eton. A brief Encounter with Justin Welby. Twelve winnbing ideas (from progressive parties around the world) for Keir Starmer . Malcolm Rifkind on how to save conservatism.....
Here's the summer issue of @prospect_uk - a bumper 128-page edition. Mike Brearley, @bill_emmott, Sheila Hancock, Rose Tremain, David Hare; Jonathan Sumption v Kate O'Regan on a written constitution. And 50 Top Thinkers....
“Today, more than 1500 institutions managing $40 trillion have divested from fossil fuels, including many educational and faith-based organisations and numerous pension funds.”
Wellcome Trust sells stakes in large oil and mining companies. This is what the Guardian’s #keepitintheground campaign asked for in 2015. Better late than ever! theguardian.com/environment/20…
Please help pick the Top Thinker of 2022 from this list of 50 in the annual @prospect_uk exercise of nominating the people who have made the biggest impact over a year. Here's the list - and how to vote twitter.com/prospect_uk/st…
Delighted the Guardian has proved that paywalls are not the only route to sustaining a thriving journalism organisation. Reader revenues = £76m. Great that @GuardianAus & @GuardianUS doing so well. theguardian.com/media/2022/jul…
Reach looking for more redundancies among journalists in a 'challenging market'. This may be a difficult sell by a CEO whose own remuneration is reported to have risen 743% last year to £4m+ pressgazette.co.uk/reach-redundan… - via:@pressgazette
We live in a turbulent world. But we are surrounded by people with ideas about how to change it. Today, we've published the @prospect_uk list of the world's top thinkers. Check out who has inspired and provoked us #TopThinkers2022 twitter.com/prospect_uk/st…
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Here is the @prospect_uk 2022 list of the world's top 50 thinkers coming up with the most exciting ideas in their fields—from war analysts, climate scientists and tech regulators to the philosophers rethinking sex. Vote for your favourite here: prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-w…
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Brace yourself for TWO resignation honours lists from Johnson. This is said to be “Project Homer”, a plan to create 40+ Tory Peers devised by Lynton Crosby. He’s hoping we get so cross about Lord Dacre we won’t notice the rest
Diversity at the top—what can Labour learn from the Tories? By @sundersays prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/diver…
An alternative to today’s intensive farming is needed. We are degrading the ecosystems which should be helping to absorb carbon emissions and regulating the earth's surface temperature, write @LauraWellesley & @timgbenton prospectmagazine.co.uk/essays/welcome…
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Someone had fun making this Labour party video... twitter.com/UKLabour/statu…
I'm still not sure people understand how ginormous China's wind & solar plans are This year it will install a record 156GW, says Bloomberg, citing a govt-linked thinktank For context, 156GW is more than any country in the world has IN TOTAL (bar US, CN) carbonbrief.org/analysis-what-…
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“The Mail’s sycophantic support for Johnson and his preferred successor could earn Dacre a peerage in the resignation honours list, compounding the immense damage the PM has done to the entire honours system”. By ⁦@mfletchertimesnewstatesman.com/comment/2022/0…
He's back! The dean of sketchwriters, @michaelwhite, on the debate that led Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to pull out of the next one prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/micha…
"Alongside Picked-On-Penny, Morduant often sounding like a motivational speaker, all team work and money saving wheezes which won’t hurt anyone." Veteran sketch-writer @michaelwhite offers his verdict prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/micha…
The great political fraudster of our time is on his way out. When he goes, what happens to his biggest fraud? Brexit after Boris, by @rafaelbehr prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/brexi…
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