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The Prospect editorial—Rewriting the rules

Fashion a new constitution fit for our times

By Tom Clark   May 2019

The chat in Westminster is all about crisis, yet the mood is strangely frivolous. As the final hours ticked down to the supposedly sacred date of Brexit it was postponed, not with a bang but a whimper. Things that had, only a matter of days ago, been held up as of fundamental and solemn importance were casually shoved out of mind. (Can you recall the gist of the attorney general’s supposedly fateful advice on the backstop? Don’t worry, nor can anyone else.) Boris Johnson, who had started the last week in…

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