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Enigmas & puzzles

The odd getting even?

Barry R Clarke

In the village of Little Point, there are six houses in a row numbered 1 to 6, no two digits being identical. Ever since the houses were built, members of the Odd family have inhabited 1, 3, and 5, while members of the Even family have lived in 2, 4, and 6. However, the families have always been in conflict over whether the six-digit number given by the row of houses should be an odd or an even number. Despite the bickering, the houses still have their original numbering 123456 which, of course, makes an even number.

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In Prospect’s April issue: Mark Damazer, the former controller of BBC Radio 4, tells the inside story of how the BBC has tried—and sometimes failed—to cover the political crisis that overshadows everything else. Elsewhere in the issue: Playwright and screenwriter James Graham profiles John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, as he takes centre-stage in the unfolding Brexit drama and Tom Clark examines the Independent Group and argues that they could well shake up the established political tribes. Also, Jennifer Williams highlights the growing gap between the haves and have-nots in Manchester—a city that is simultaneously experiencing a housing boom and a homelessness crisis.