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1 Editorial 5 Contributors 6 Letters

Up front

8 HOW TO FIX Sleaze

Why Boris Johnson shouldn’t mark his own homework 9 WHAT YOU NEED TO

KNOW ABOUT... Anneliese Dodds

Is the shadow chancellor on her way out? plus In fact 10 IN PRAISE OF LOST CAUSES Project Fear

Warning of catastrophe is simply a wise precaution c plus Stephen Collins’s cartoon strip 11 SPOTLIGHT ON Panama After Suez, threats to the other great canal ­12 THE DUEL Should we give up on meritocracy? € € ‚ € €

Essays

Cover story

14 Roadmap to a republic Why the monarchy can’t just “carry on” after Elizabeth II plus

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AT LAW The Crown at a crossroads In an hour of legal and constitutional flux, events may soon force the monarchy to become more—or less—powerful € €

PROSPECT

LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

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PROSPECT PORTRAIT Line of duty How Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick is staying cool under pressure

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SPEED DATA Little local di culties What do local elections say about what will happen next at Westminster?

28 Unionism, nationalism and unrequited love Britain doesn’t want Northern Ireland—but nor does the Republic

ETERNAL VIGILANCE

40 Rise of the shock jock Right-wing radio prepared the US for Trump. Could the UK be next?

BEYOND BORDERS

44 Chinatown calling Chinese immigration to the UK has a rich, varied but forgotten history

TOMORROW’S ECONOMY

32 The bottomless overdraft era Governments are getting used to living in the red. Do the old rules still apply?

37 How to build a new Beveridge Post-Covid, a durable settlement will need to be founded on cohesion, courage and stability

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