December 2019 issue of Prospect Magazine (#283)
Loach’s films about poverty in modern Britain are the most powerful of his career. Now...
Steve Bloomfield / November 12, 2019
What happens if we stop trusting elections? As accusations of bias abound—and concerns...
As Britain goes to the polls, the Belgians are turning to randomly-chosen...
Roderick Floud / November 10, 2019
Gardening isn’t just a relaxing pastime—it’s a hugely profitable industry with a...
Daniel Howden / November 9, 2019
A huge experiment is underway in reversing migration and thousands of Nigerians represent...
David Allen Green / November 12, 2019
Dicey produced the nearest the UK has had to a constitution written down in one book. His...
Andy Davis / November 11, 2019
If you’re thinking about getting involved, there are a few things you need to know
Duncan Weldon / November 11, 2019
Is inflation dead or just hibernating?
Daniel Metcalfe / November 11, 2019
The promise of Volodymyr Zelensky
"Renationalisation is neither a sensible nor sustainable way forward"
Jeremy Noel-Tod / November 10, 2019
Michael Gove’s love of Geoffrey Hill was probably not reciprocated
Justine Greening / November 9, 2019
Parliament is stuck in limbo, where posturing and game-playing eclipses achievement
Catherine Haddon / November 8, 2019
Uncertainty can cloud any election campaign in Whitehall. But the fog is thicker than ever
My Commission's National Infrastructure Assessment showed the answers must be long term...
Andy McDonald / November 1, 2019
Only smart spending will deliver a Green Industrial Revolution
Each party has come to see the other as not merely its opposition, but its enemy. That...
Brenda Hale / November 12, 2019
The Supreme Court President talks sovereignty, sexism and the best present she's ever...
Tom Clark / November 12, 2019
What might the election mean for corporation tax rates—and how do we compare with other...
P Wallace and D Ghelani / November 12, 2019
A flawed system with great potential—or a replacement benefits service that isn't fit...
Hannah Berry / November 4, 2019
Stephen Collins / November 2, 2019
Arts & Books
The best theatre in December 2019—Spassky vs Fischer at Hampstead Theatre and the Duchess of Malfi at the Almeida
Michael Coveney / November 13, 2019
Plus Gypsy at the Royal Exchange
Miranda France / November 13, 2019
Two books on the Me Too movement show how systematic misogyny grows
The novelists' hyperbole is unintentionally funny
Duncan Weldon / November 13, 2019
They had high hopes, but at best Frantic was a strategic sideshow, at worst a waste of...
Clive James / November 13, 2019
The author Clive James has died aged 80. In his final Prospect piece written earlier this...
Chris Harvey / November 12, 2019
Plus Apple TV's Truth Be Told
To find out the answer we need to study their stories
Mark Leonard / November 12, 2019
Eastern Europe has become resentful of its own imitation of the west
A new book reveals how the stories we spread about the economy have the power to shape it...
Wendy Ide / November 11, 2019
Plus a new documentary on former First Lady Imelda Marcos
Sarah Smith / November 11, 2019
Vicky Pryce makes a passionate case for equality in the workplace
The extravagantly talented dancer has a dashing lack of filter
Risk-takers who call snap elections aren't always rewarded
Alexandra Coghlan / November 10, 2019
Plus the Choir of Clare College at St John’s Smith Square
The best art and exhibitions in December 2019—Theaster Gates at Tate Liverpool and Judy Chicago at Gateshead
Emma Crichton-Miller / November 9, 2019
Plus George IV's art and spectacle
Charlotte Runcie / November 8, 2019
And Horrible Histories for grown-ups
Anthony Teasdale / November 8, 2019
The final volume of Margaret Thatcher’s official biography is a brilliant Westminster...
I've written several novels about athletes—writing about winning and losing is the most...
Extracts from Lesley Blanch, Geoff Dyer and Jonathan Meades
Cathy Rentzenbrink / November 12, 2019
My liberal outrage is being weaponised. What have I become?
Charlotte Higgins / November 11, 2019
Painters can be acute readers of classical poetry
Cal Flyn / November 10, 2019
If you, like me, have been throwing up your hands in frustration at the current political...
Hephzibah Anderson / November 8, 2019
Secrets are as synonymous with families as happiness, the murky flipside of everything...