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The hidden challenges awaiting the new prime minister

The focus has been on surface politics but structural problems of government must be addressed 

By David Henig  

Her successor faces a very difficult task. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

This summer in UK politics was always going to be dominated by Brexit. The UK faces its greatest peace-time political crisis in modern history. The discussion now extends to deservedly obscure clauses of an international treaty dating back to 1948, and the even more arcane and historic prorogue powers held by the sovereign in our constitution.

All of this is important. But the political discussion has come at the expense of talking about other fundamental issues in the…

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