In the magazine this month

November 2018

How will posterity view Brexit? Historians may now ignore its causes, but their successors may see it as just another response to global events
“We must recapture that spirit of common purpose.” Theresa May’s call to action at the Conservative Party Conference was both part of a powerful reiteration of her speech when she entered Number 10 in 2016, and yet also a reminder of the contingent. In leading, politicians can call on the people, but it is the latter who deliver — or not.
GUGLIELMO VERDIRAME
Across the Continent, the old order is changing fast with long-established parties crumbling. Britain’s EU departure may hasten the process
LARRY SIEDENTOP
The flexibility of Britain’s unwritten conventions made the decision to leave the EU simple, but also explains why the process is so complex
MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI
As we leave the EU, the UK needs a moral and spiritual framework based on the Judaeo-Christian tradition to sustain our common values
 
ANDREW GIMSON
The Prime Minister now looks dreadfully weak, but like all her predecessors she is a scapegoat, at the mercy of party and people
ABIGAIL FRYMANN ROUCH
The Labour leader wants to separate Church and State. How could Justin Welby lead Anglicans under an anticlerical government?
PATRICK HEREN
A hundred years ago, a week before the end of the First World War, Wilfred Owen died in action. In verse and prose, he speaks to us still