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Helen Thompson is professor of political economy at Cambridge University and a regular on the Talking Politics podcast.
Months upon end in which the devolved executives have exercised powers in health and education has convinced ever more people that the Union should end.
Boris Johnson now leads a cabinet and parliamentary party that understands that his political strengths come with incongruous liabilities.
We face a sharply constrained recovery that could cost several million jobs – far beyond anything the UK suffered after 2008.
How the crisis has exposed the fragile state of the Union and turned the UK government into a de facto government of England.
Football is a game that in its highest professional form has become bereft of any moral compass.
Determining the risks politicians must take will require painful truth-telling about the choices available.
Excessive economic fear will be destructive. But prudence in politics is not a luxury for relatively good times.
Nothing quite like this has happened before in the modern world.
Chaos ensued in the financial markets after the US Federal Reserve announced that it was cutting rates.
Nationhood’s resilience as a political sentiment stands in the way of Emmanuel Macron’s eurozone reforms.