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There couldn’t be a more exhilarating time to become editor of Prospect. Thanks to David Goodhart, now editor at large, for a warm and gracious handover—and for his report from Nick Clegg’s Sheffield seat, as Lib Dem ministers begin their “walk through fire” over tuition fees.

I’ve been asked how I will take Prospect forward. That’s easy. We live in extraordinary times. Prospect should do what it’s always…

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