That the National Assembly has moved to re-establish the ad hoc committee to amend section 25 of the constitution shows that, despite a global pandemic that guarantees nothing will be the same again, a dangerous and determined continuity runs through our politics.

That it hopes to finalise the amendment by the end of the year is a firm and unfortunate response to those who argued a few months back that the present crisis would finally see reformist impulses released. It has not...

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