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The Prospect editorial: New year, new thinking

However convulsive Britain's current crisis might get, there are reasons to remain hopeful

What does this place have in store for us in 2019?

In Chris Morris’s 1990s newssatire, The Day Today, viewers are told at one point that all normal programmes have been suspended to make way for a film to be played at moments of crisis—what follows are images of fluttering Union flags, British bobbies and villages with names like Wabznasm, set against the stirring backdrop of Holst’s Jupiter, as a voice booms “it’s all alright, it’s all OK.”

To say anything other than “this is a national crisis” just now is…

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