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Britain’s populist moment

A populist in Number 10? p20 The forces of nationalism are on the rise around the world. They could soon carry a demagogue to Downing Street

The other left behind England p26 Fed up since the hunting ban, rural England could be the heartland for a new Brexiteer right

Wages of sin ....................................................................................................... 32 Billions of looted dollars flow through modern London each year. Bizarrely, an office created under Henry VIII finds itself on the frontline The world’s next environmental catastrophe ........................... 38 Brazil’s far-right president has designs on the rainforest Is there anything out there? ................................................................ 44 The decades long—and thus far fruitless—search for dark matter Prospect Portrait Jeanette Winterson ......................................... 50 How the inventive author transformed fiction Shelf life .................................................................................................................. 54 As writers assemble in Hay-on-Wye, festival speakers tell us about the books that changed their life

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Letters ...................................................................................................................... 8

Opinions Dissolving parties and the need for a new referendum ... 10 Huawei, hacking and western hypocrisy ....................................... 11 Diversity and discomfort .......................................................................... 12 The “rules-based order” never existed ......................................... 13 View from Zimbabwe The price of bread and the collapse of the economy .......... 14

Speed data ........................................................................................................ 17 The big schools squeeze

The Duel .............................................................................................................18 Is reason the slave of the passions?

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Paul Mason discusses his plans for a radical future economy. Plus: Elaine Kasket on what happens to our digital selves when we die—and what it reveals about the power of Big Tech Visit prospectmagazine.co.uk or wherever you get your podcasts

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