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RICHARD LUCK ponders one of the great modern conspiracy theories

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

A passionate pro-EU speech from a Spanish MEP condemning Brexit and warning of a “cold” world outside of the EU has been shared over 21,000 times.

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

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.

The old jibe that the EU is undemocratic just doesn’t bear up to scrutiny, says MALCOLM TURNER. It is high time this myth was debunked.

From his position inside UKIP GAWAIN TOWLER witnessed the rise of pan-European nationalism. In his first article since quitting as communications chief he offers an insight into a worrying trend.

MICHAEL WHITE on why the prospect of Trump trade wars takes away all the icing

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David Davis sought to calm business jitters with Brexit looming this week but, as ANGELA JAMESON explains, fears persist.

Fishing has always been a totemic issue for Brexiteers. But the industry relies on close ties and cooperation with Europe. Could all that be discarded in pursuit of Brexit? PETER HETHERINGTON reports.

MICHAEL WHITE on whether a tapestry is all we get from Le President.

RICHARD PORRITT on the week’s big stories, including a chaotic reshuffle, an unlikely resurrection and criticism of Portuguese parenting

Former Fleet Street editor Peter Preston has died, aged 79. MICHAEL WHITE pays tribute to an ex-colleague and pro-European ‘ultra’

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN argues that Britain is part of Europe’s progressive, enlightened and savage history.

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?

I love it when Boris Johnson talks dirty in order to get some attention.

The EU is currently debating proposals to force internet giants like Google and Facebook to pay more for the millions of news stories they offer their users. Here, the leaders of some of the continent’s biggest news agencies explain why the measure is so urgent.

Has the constant reel of Brexit news got you pulling your hair out? Comedian and musician MITCH BENN looks at one piece of news this week that has taken minds off of Brexit.

Almost half of NHS doctors from Europe are considering quitting the UK because of Brexit, according to a new survey.

As ambitions go, Lee Humphries’ is an unusual, if lofty, one – to ascend the highest points of 100 different countries. As he crests the halfway mark in his quest, he explains all to Julian Shea.

Philosopher, February 3, 1909 - August 24, 1943

It’s our continent, but not as you know it. DAVID HURST pays a visit to one of the most unusual spots in the EU.

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.

Plenty of eyebrows were raised when former Chancellor George Osborne was handed the role as Editor of London’s Evening Standard.

Social media went into overdrive when a BBC kids’ programme included a black centurion.

Rubens got in among our basic desires and our raw physicality and he gave them form

Where the British were once favoured targets of French satirists, now we are ignored or pitied, says Have I Got News For You writer Nathaniel Tapley

Our culture correspondent on the ‘earworm’ that has become the soundtrack to the summer

Steve Coogan discusses buttonholing his illuminati mates at posh parties and quitting the booze

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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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