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Policies for the planet?

Edmund Burke, that great Conservative inspiration, once said that “society is but a contract between the dead, the living and those yet to be born.” This is the principle that underpins our 25 Year Environment Plan, which focuses on open meadowland, forests, plants, animals and the air we breathe.

Since 2010 we have doubled renewable energy production and reduced plastic bag use by 86 per cent. We have ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We will strengthen our environmental policy as we leave the EU in a green Brexit.

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In Prospect’s August issue: Zoe Williams argues that the first thing we need to do if we are to remain in the EU is to tackle the reasons why so many wanted out—namely pay and conditions at home and the impact of unfettered capitalism. Prospect’s Alex Dean and Tom Clark interviewed former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg who says the liberal centre should keep the faith—there is another way to work closely with Europe, but the immigration question is central to finding that solution. Meanwhile, a group of writers including Wolfgang Münchau, Shashank Joshi and Owen Hatherley explain some of the pitfalls, prizes and things you hadn’t thought about when it comes to the UK’s relationship with the EU. Elsewhere in the issue: Former UK diplomat Tom Fletcher profiles the out-going UN human rights chief who is causing a stir by saying the things nobody else would dare. Steve Bloomfield asks what happened to Seymour Hersh—how did the legendary journalist come to echo the thoughts and ideas of Bashar al-Assad; and Phil Ball examines the crisis of male infertility asking: where has all the sperm gone?