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Trump’s not ill

Anna Blundy’s anti-psychiatry bias is a regular feature of her column. In the April issue it is accompanied by misreporting and basic errors (“The itch to diagnose Trump,” April).

By my count, fewer than half the 35 signatories to the letter to the New York Times declaring Donald Trump incapable of serving safely as president were psychiatrists, acting in defiance of their profession’s ethical rules. The rest were psychologists, psychoanalysts and social workers, whose professional associations lack equivalent selfdenying ordinances.

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In Prospect’s May issue: Neal Ascherson, Simon Jenkins, John Curtice and Frances Cairncross examine the growing divide between England and Scotland. Ascherson argues that England has become Scotland’s “neurotic neighbour,” while Jenkins says we should learn from history and prepare for Scotland to leave the Union. Cairncross and Curtice debate whether Scotland could afford to break with England and whether a fresh referendum on independence is actually winnable. Also in this issue: Jason Burke questions whether the world will be a safer place after the downfall of Islamic State, Paul Hilder examines how politics got tangled in the web and Michael White reviews a new book charting the history of the Daily Mail
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