To round off the year, The New European columnist MITCH BENN turns E-BENN-ezer for this re-imagining of a Christmas classic. After encounters with the ghosts of Brexits past, present and future, will he find enlightenment in time for the big day?

A day of action across the UK saw thousands of people take to the streets to demand Brexit is stopped.

“Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German author and poet Hermann Hesse. “Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”

It was almost 35 years ago yet I still can’t believe my dad let me do it. I can’t have been much more than 14 years old.

Leaving the EU is not an inherently humorous topic but as the saying goes ‘if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’. Here John Nicholson rounds up some of the best Brexit gags from Edinburgh Fringe.

Which are the best comedy shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe?

Which are the best comedy shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe?

I don’t blame the Scots if Brexit leads them to want another shot at independence

The loss of EU funding used to help poorer parts of the UK has had far less attention than other ill effects of Brexit. But it will soon be hard to ignore the problem.

Safe choices and repetition have put lampooning comedy on its knees

Comedians Jan Ravens and Andrew Maxwell both took to the stage at the largest arts festival in the world.

Jess Robinson, Tez Ilyas and Rachel Jackson all took to the stage for Fringe week - the largest arts festival in the world.

Comedians Sara Schaefer, Tiff Stevenson and Pippa Evans all took to the stage at the largest arts festival in the world.

From strong and stable to weak and feeble – a year of failure and fiasco in May’s Number 10

From George Osborne at the Evening Standard to Ed Miliband at Radio 2, fallen politicians are finding new platforms.

When Hardeep Singh Kohli cooked for Rory Bremner, the resulting dish - a fusion of Scottish and Indian cuisine - went down a storm

How the indomitable spirit of our city dwellers renders terror pointless

What would happen if Theresa and the rest of Team May have got it all wrong?

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right Marine Le Pen in a head-to-head battle for the French presidency.

It seems barely a month goes by without a European city celebrating cinema in a big way. We consider the essential film festivals for 2017

Tens of thousands of defiant Remainers have sent a clear message to Downing Street: “Stop Brexit.”

The Brexit Bill is not the only one to have suffered a rough ride in the Lords in recent months.

The latest production at the National Theatre is a Brexit-inspired play based on a national conversation sparked by the referendum.

Romanticism always outshines stoicism, but the cavaliers left a terrible mess behind, says Michael White

Theresa May is engaged in a series of spontaneous chess battles, and with fresh rumours swirling of a snap election, the outcomes of none are certain

Theresa May’s version of Brexit is the opposite of what she and her allies were seeking just a few months ago



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