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Meat substitutes, previously the stuff of science fiction, are growing in popularity

“After only a few words, we were overcome by hilarity. Conversing in German seemed to us not only comical but also strangely liberating”

‘Under Trump, the US has lost its ability to conduct statecraft: in North Korea it has made a dangerous situation worse’

‘Will the Independent Group break the mould of British politics? The odds must be against it, but perhaps they are not as poor as they first look’

‘If it were true that “isolation costs jobs, costs growth, costs people’s livelihood”, New Zealand ought to be the poorest nation on the planet, and Australia shouldn’t be far behind’

“At last, I am no longer Brexit tribeless. I admit it feels both exciting and strange”

“What the years since the Brexit referendum have shown is what happens when political leaders are forced to implement a decision which they do not believe in and do not understand: they make a hash of it”

‘It is generally a bad idea for a magazine to spend too much time talking about itself. But this month is an exception.’

‘Conservatives are forever on the back foot, even when the government does something good’

‘Ordinarily, the public should flay this political class at the next available chance. But our options seem deeply limited’