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Is Putin surrounded by Yes Men?

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See inside the Eton's mess edition

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin/TASS/PA. - Credit: Tass/PA Images

Putin must be delighted by the absence of an EU army

It is now blindingly obvious that the EU must step up and take responsibility for its own collective security, argues one reader

Michael Heseltine at home, with a huge bust of Lenin that once stood on the roof of the KGB headquarters in Latvia. All Photos: Andrew Adonis

The lion in winter: Heseltine on Burnham, Brexit and his legacy

Michael Heseltine may be 89 this month but his garden shows him planting for the future – much as he is still doing through his politics.