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Constitutional vandalism is inherent to the Johnson-Cummings project

Hopes that the worst has passed will soon be dashed

By Thomas Poole  

A “normal” government would just legislate. But this government might be more inclined to provoke. Photo: Claire Doherty/SIPA USA/PA Images

They say prediction is a mug’s game. But invoking the spirit of Dickens, who knew better than anybody that this time of year lends itself to reflection on both past and future, I hope I might be forgiven a seasonal spot of divination.

There’s certainly much to mull over when it comes to the constitution, in a febrile state since the Brexit referendum.

In political terms, the election produced…

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