In the magazine this month

September 2016

If the UK makes the most of Brexit, it will boost prosperity so much that the EU won’t be able to ignore the lessons of the Leave vote 
Since the result of the UK referendum I have received numerous telephone calls and emails from friends and colleagues who are EU nationals, as well as from friends in America and Commonwealth countries, who are genuinely mystified at the result. They all took it as a given that I would vote Remain. The Leave vote has been seen by them as a vote for xenophobia and racism; demonstrative of a “little Englander” mentality, withdrawal from the world stage and a rejection of Europe by the UK. In my judgment nothing could be further from the truth. Let me explain why.
MICHAEL MOSBACHER AND OLIVER WISEMAN
Several major misconceptions about how Brexit came about have taken hold. Here is why they are wrong — and what really happened
THOMAS SIMPSON
Leave voters have been called racists by their opponents. But there’s nothing wrong in a country being in charge of its borders and numbers
ELIZA FILBY
The Labour leader is adored by an alliance of two disenchanted generations. But he is grooming his ragtag army for inevitable defeat
 
ALEXANDER WOOLFSON
A Donald Trump presidency would test the alliance to breaking point at a time when it faces threats across a wide range of fronts
JOHN TORODE
Samuel Huntington is now unfashionable on both Left and Right. But his global predictions look more accurate with every passing year
MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI
The West must tackle its vulnerability to extremists while urging the Muslim world to put its house in order. Is anyone out there interested?
 
MICHAEL AUSLIN
Akihito has signalled that he is ready to abdicate, leaving a hidebound nation whose identity is still defined by its ancient imperial hierarchy