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Marxist May

Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s piece on the shapeshifting of the Conservative Party (“Never ending Tory,” June) didn’t note the latest twist. With Theresa May’s U-turns and failure to deliver one iota of her promises in her accession speech, she is channelling Groucho Marx’s dictum, “These are my principles… and if you don’t like them I’ve got others.” Under May, the Tories have finally become Marxists.

David Quinn, London

Banning Korea’s bomb

Security in East Asia is complicated (“How do you solve a problem like Korea?” June) and Isabel Hilton omits Russia. Moscow participated in the six-party talks on the North’s nuclear programme and Russia uses North Korean labour. Moscow is Pyongyang’s friend. What could bring North Korea to negotiate, at minimum, a freeze?

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In Prospect’s July issue: Steve Richards, Rachel Sylvester and Shiv Malik—as well as Chris Hanretty and Julian Glover—cover the fallout from the recent general election. Richards looks at how the assumptions of centrist politics were upended and how Labour managed to stun the nation—a point that Chris Hanretty explores in more detail, explaining how Corbyn turned the tide for social democracy. Sylvester questions how Theresa May managed to squander her majority—Julian Glover says it wasn’t just May’s failure, the ideas were flawed, too. Shiv Malik explores the remarkable surge in the youth vote and says parties can no longer ignore their concerns. Also in this issue: Dexter Dias argues that to understand terrorism we need to better understand human nature, Paul Wallace looks at the state of the state and asks whether the government is capable of fulfilling large scale changes to the way the state works and Sam Tanenhaus profiles Mike Pence—should we be worried about him becoming the next president?