Is Britain becoming a failed state?

As Brexit looms ever closer, Britain’s institutions, economic prospects, constitution, and future are all at risk

22nd August, 2019
Johnson government 'denies the truth' about no-deal Brexit

What is a failed state? Not so long ago, when I was Britain’s Overseas Development Minister, and later European Commissioner for External Affairs, I would probably have tried to answer the question by pointing to specific examples, including several countries in Latin America and Africa.

I would have highlighted tribal conflicts, military coups, economic failure, extremes of poverty, and high mortality rates. I might have referred to the failure of more prosperous societies...

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