France

George Walden reviews recent books on Brexit and finds himself asking who can truly consider themselves patriots.

I’ve just had ten days in France and North Italy. As I was wearing my EU/UK badge, I got Brexit chat – three types.

Britain’s departure from the EU has sparked enough anger at home. But, as Alastair Campbell writes, Brexit is giving our foreign friends sleepless nights as well.

With Trump backing out of the Iran nuclear deal this month, James Ball questions whether the EU alone has the power to keep the policy together.

Earlier this year The New European published a letter by me about an negative experience I had in Essex at Christmas.

RICHARD LUCK ponders one of the great modern conspiracy theories

Popbitch’s Eurovision team give the lowdown on who to watch out for in this year’s contest

With the UK entry in Lisbon this weekend unlikely to go with a boom-bang-a-bang, Roy Delaney investigates the reasons behind Britain’s malaise and wonders whether the country can transform its fortunes

Recalling the Paris riots of May 1968, when France’s fate hung in the balance

As the Cannes film festival opens, RICHARD LUCK explores its unlikely love affair with the American actor

The French have banned the practice but should veggie alternatives be allowed to use meaty monikers such as sausages, burgers or bacon rashers?

Claims by Leavers that the Alpine country’s ‘invisible’ borders show how Britain can operate outside the customs union are filled with more holes than a Swiss cheese.

While elements of the British left struggle with the spectre of anti-Semitism, France is facing its own virulent problems.

With UKIP’s voters returning to the Conservative party, Michael Culver argues it’s no longer a party for right-thinking people.

Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to the White House gave body language analysts plenty to talk about and led many to draw comparisons with Theresa May’s 2017 trip.

After Syria and Salisbury, it is back to chaotic normal for the Prime Minister

The remarkable rise of Italy’s Five Star Movement ​is inspiring copycats elsewhere in Europe. But, as HANNAH ROBERTS explains, its innovative, technological strategy masks a movement without a soul

Britain was arguably the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence. But ANGELA ​ JAMESON reveals, we are now losing ground

The EU and UN are held together by compromises and fudges; so some of their critics do have a point. But JAMES BALL asks; does that mean Britain can back out of the mess?

Why didn’t the BBC report the House of Lords’ victory over the Customs Union on their morning news, asks David Perrin.

For EU citizens living in the UK and worried about their status, the Windrush scandal will have had a particularly chilling effect. But, says BRAD BLITZ, there are encouraging legal precedents they can look to.

As France nears the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 protests amid unmistakable echoes of those events, JASON WALSH asks which direction the country will go in this time around

Just how much blame for the disasters of the last two centuries can be placed at the feet of this overbearing gang?

As Theresa May’s leadership once again comes under close scrutiny, JANE MERRICK argues now is perfect opportunity to stop a hard Brexit

There might seem a certain logic behind talk of a new party, but Zoe Williams argues being in the centre is too soft for UK politics.

In this week’s diary column, Hitler’s ghost comes back to haunt the Daily Mail and Mandrake wonders how rehearsals are going for Brexit opponents.

In the 1940s, the Santa Monica house of the Austrian actress and screenwriter Salka Viertel and her screenwriter and director husband Berthold, became a literary and artistic salon for a community of exiled writers, artists, thinkers and scientists, who had all fled from the Nazis.

Two contrasting images are likely to define the exact moment when Britain leaves the European Union at 11pm on March 29, 2019 – one year from now.

It’s hard to keep up with all these claims of plots and counter-plots swirling around the political system, isn’t it?

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ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

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