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A second Brexit could be darker still

The UK can and must still hold fast to a Europe of values

“I was a remainer” already sounds like the start of a dystopian novel, or the beginning of an anecdote to a grandchild in years to come. Yet I was. Sceptical of aspects of European Union policy and its lack of accountability, I never felt the slightest desire to abandon or destroy it, any more than I would with the UK, about which I harbour many of the same reservations. Ultimately, as an internationalist living in the 21st century, I understood globalisation as a reality and not a choice, and wanted a Europe for people and values—not just money and markets. This remains my hope.

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In Prospect’s October issue: Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz tells our new Editor Tom Clark why globalisation has made him more radical. Rachel Holmes asks whether more women leaders really help women. Five hundred years on, what does Thomas More’s “Utopia” tells us about political idealism. And Tristram Hunt on why Labour needs another Clement Attlee. Also in this issue: David Runciman on why more members isn’t always a good thing for a political party. Will Self on why we’re all turning into robots. Your handy graphic guide to Brexit. Plus: David Willetts on what Theresa May’s industrial strategy should look like. And Kenneth S Rogoff argues we should abolish cash.