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Contents Issue 285 March 2020

Cover story

Judges in the dock Britain’s courts are more central to politics than ever. But with Boris Johnson planning to bring them down a peg or two, has the judiciary

Judges in the dock Britain’s courts are more central to politics than ever. But with Boris Johnson planning to bring them down a peg or two, has the judiciary

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20 Judges in the dock Britain’s courts are more central to politics than ever. But with Boris Johnson planning to bring them down a peg or two, has the judiciary overplayed its hand? ‹ Œ plus A Supreme Court hit parade: 10 years in six cases

A Supreme Court hit parade:

A Supreme Court hit parade: 10 years in six cases

Up front 1 Editorial 7 Contributors 8 Letters plus ’ cartoon strip

Opinions 10 Dom vs Whitehall 11 A forgotten genocide

AT LAW 12 Gina Miller’s tale 14 What scientists really do

VIEW FROM QATAR 15 Avoiding war with Iran

SPEED DATA 17 Football and the election

THE DUEL 18 Can fact-checking save politics?

Essays

28 Putting the Gini back in the bottle The debate about inequality is bewitched by the wrong statistic

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PROSPECT PORTRAIT Who was Angela Merkel? For 15 years she has ruled Germany— yet she remains enigmatic

40 The opposite of power Shadowing a prime minister is tough. To succeed opposition leaders must do one thing above all else—teach

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46 The philosophy of George Eliot Why the Middlemarch author was one of the nation’s finest philosophers

50 The green house effect Can architects solve the climate crisis?

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