We have two covers this week. In Britain we report on the ruling Conservative Party’s ideas about remaking the British state. The Tories believe that the executive is the expression of the will of the people, so to limit its power is to muzzle democracy. Frustration over the difficulty of getting Brexit done has fused with an enthusiasm for Silicon Valley’s mantra—move fast and break things—into a determination to speed government up. Accordingly, they are pursuing a programme of radical reform. Brexit is the boldest step, but it is only the first. The Tory plan is to unchain the executive by limiting judicial power, pushing back against devolution and reforming the civil service. Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s recently defenestrated chief adviser, was one of the architects of this transformation, but it will continue without him. The Tories are right to say that Britain needs to change. Even so, both the reformers’ arguments and direction of travel are wrong.