The future of the UK seems perpetually in peril. As Andrew Marr argues in this month’s cover story, nothing is inevitable about Scotland’s breakaway, but London’s complacence is making it more likely. Also in this issue: Jill Rutter explores how we’re coping outside the single market, Eliane Glaser has been horrified by the education jargon being foisted on her children during her time homeschooling, and Miranda France gives her verdict on the new Kazuo Ishiguro.
From Mandela to Prince Charles and even Winston Churchill, the Spice Girls have cast their political gaze far and wide. But the real political story of the Spice Girls isn't about funny interview quotes or glib references to 'Girl Power'