As Britain’s death toll from Covid-19 passes 100,000, there is one burning question: why did so many have to die? Tom Clark, Gaby Hinsliff and Philip Ball chart the persistent failures—from both the chief scientists and the politicians. Former head of the Supreme Court Brenda Hale takes on the human rights sceptics and Rana Mitter asks whether China's grip on Hong Kong means the end of the historic freedoms in the city.
Thatcherism set in motion perpetual revolution in every area of British life—except the Tory Party, whose ideas are still frozen in the 1980s. Regime change in Downing Street must now be a prompt for a serious overhaul