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Michael Wolff’s explosive book on Donald Trump’s White House has sent shock waves through Washington and beyond. PETER BALE met the author

Brexiteers have reacted with fury after the Cabinet Office said there were no plans for Big Ben to chime to mark Britain leaving the EU next year.

Between the gung-ho calls for regime change from the US, and the muted response from Europe, there is another way to respond to the protests in Iran, says Labour MP Mike Gapes.

Henry Bolton has insisted he will not quit as UKIP leader, and warned the party “is probably over” if he is forced out as he prepares to face down critics at a meeting of its ruling body.

French President Emmanuel Macron believes the UK will get a bespoke deal – but hopes Brexit can be reversed.

The answer is not a second referendum but a first on Tories’ bad deal for Britain says Editor-at-Large Alastair Campbell.

Michael White looks at the flip-flopping Nigel Farage as the noose tightens on leave options.

How much more can Donald Trump say before the US labels him a racist? MITCH BENN investigates

Despite the damage caused by Brexit, businesses still need convinving on reasons to hold another vote, says Angela Jameson.

James Ball gives a quick dummies guide to trade within Brexit, as it appears that there are plenty of dummies who need it.

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With Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson conceding Brexit is no longer inevitable, politics are catching up with reality, says Andrew Adonis, and we need allies.

Ahead of the French president’s UK visit for an Anglo-French summit Emmanuel Macron called for Britain to reconsider Brexit.

Steve Anglesey ​picks out the losers and losers from another week on Planet Brexit – where there are no winners.

Bosses of Facebook in the UK have told a parliamentary inquiry into ‘fake news’ that it will expand its investigation into whether or not Russia tried to influence the Brexit vote using social media.

Nearly 50 Labour MPs backed calls for the UK to stay in the single market and customs union after Brexit last night.

Irish Taoiseach’s Leo Varadkar has hit back at Nigel Farage by claiming that it would not be undemocratic to hold another Brexit referendum.

A second referendum? It's time to stop looking backwards and start making demands of the people who caused this problem in the first place, says MATT KELLY

The week's big stories, including Donald Trump heading to Davos, Klingon sensitivity and France's daftest crook

British holidaymakers could have to provide their criminal record, immigration history and biometric data to travel in Europe after Brexit, peers have heard.

Previous attempts to explain the rise of Donald Trump have come up with a familiar narrative. But, says ALEXIS PAPAZOGLOU, there is another way to understand it

Brexit will "not be sustainable" if it does not work for young people, Justine Greening has said in her first remarks after being forced out of Theresa May's cabinet.

TV critic KEVIN O’SULLIVAN on what our viewing habits say about us as a troubled nation

A group of UK citizens who live in the Netherlands have gone to a Dutch court in a bid to retain their EU citizenship rights post-Brexit.

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has urged Europe to stick together to protect and spread its values.

Jean-Claude Juncker has said he would be "happy" to help Britain rejoin the European Union if it wants to after Brexit.

Tony Blair is Brexit’s most eloquent critic, but does his controversial legacy prevent him making a full impact? ANTHONY CLAVANE went to his former constituency – a Leave stronghold – to find out

It is an "illusion" to think key Brexit legislation will have an "untroubled passage" through the House of Lords, a Tory former chancellor has said.

Failure to incorporate the EU charter of fundamental rights into UK law after Brexit sends out "a really strange message" about the attitude of the Conservative Party, a senior Tory has said.

The House of Lords could face the prospect of fundamental reform if peers attempt to hamper Brexit, prominent Tory hardliner Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned.

Culture

France might be rugby league minnows – as their World Cup campaign has demonstrated – but, as MICK O’HARE explains, the sport in the country has had to fight for its very survival

Danish philosopher, May 5, 1813 - November 11, 1855

Matriarchal, sunkissed, homespun, carefree... the Missoni brand (and the family with a backstory to match) seem the uplifting antithesis of the clinical, corporatised world of fashion, says SUNA ERDEM. But is that enough?

It might like there is little new to see in Picasso’s work, says VIV GROSKOP. But a current exhibition focuses on an unusual angle... his daughter as muse

When the Beatles turned up in Hamburg, rock ‘n’ roll was on its knees, says IAN WALKER. By the time they had ended their stay in the city, its future was guaranteed

Hidden away in a sleepy village in southern France lies the Palais Ideal, one of Europe’s most remarkable structures. With a new film about it in production, JULIAN SHEA tells the story behind this amazing construction and the man who built it

Georgia spawned Stalin, the monster who forever poisoned the legacy of the Russian Revolution. But it also produced a tantalising alternative vision of what that revolution could have led to. JUSTIN REYNOLDS explores the forgotten history of the fleeting Democratic Republic of Georgia, which offered a flicker of hope before it was extinguished

A sterile-sounding genre is revived by an injection of illicit creativity. SOPHIA DEBOICK on the musicians who put the soul into rural America’s music

In his most celebrated poems, Rupert Brooke gave a classic evocation of England. But, argues CHARLIE CONNELLY, his work has a very European context

Britain’s unofficial poet laureate Tony Harrison tells ANTHONY CLAVANE about how the divisions exposed by his landmark poem, V, are as raw now as ever

The Belgian town of Doel should have been wiped off the map more than a decade ago. The threat of destruction still hangs over it, but for now street art is sustaining it. Photographer Bradley Wood went along to capture the town before it vanishes for good

Facing upheaval in Europe, modern art found a very special refuge in New York. So, says CLAUDIA PRITCHARD, a new blockbuster MoMA exhibition in Paris represents something of a homecoming

As the slaughter of the Great War intensified, and certainties that had preceded the conflict faded away, an imaginative and rebellious spirit emerged. SOPHIA DEBOICK looks back on a year when the world hung in the ​balance

The murder of Marion Crane, as she took a shower at the Bates Motel, was one of the turning points of the 20th century, argues CHRIS SULLIVAN

From precocious, early success, the British painter’s career moved to subsequent obscurity, via misfortune and prejudice. But, as FLORENCE HALLETT reports, a new exhibition reclaims him as one of the 20th century’s great artists

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