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Helen Thompson is professor of political economy at Cambridge University and a regular on the Talking Politics podcast.
The party is peculiarly contaminated by the legacy of abandoning its Leave voters and by a leader many voters considered morally beyond the pale.
As the Queen herself said, the Crown is part of a constitution that is “puzzling” and “always will be”. It also represents an increasingly contested idea of Britishness.
For at least seven decades, energy security has made the Persian Gulf a geopolitical minefield.
His pagan vitality has proved his greatest political asset.
When the 2008 crash came, the party leaderships could not explain why it happened, or see what it might unravel.
Corbyn won the leadership because his opponents, saturated in New Labour culture, had nothing to say about his ideological attacks on austerity.
In practice, significant constitutional laws have passed unaccompanied by either an election or referendum.
Donald Trump's actions on Syria expose his catastrophic impulsiveness, but America's strategic incoherence and weakness goes well beyond the president.
The United team that lost to West Ham this season were devoid of identity and unacquainted with swagger.
Leave’s weakness has been compounded by the leadership of both Theresa May and Boris Johnson.