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Boney M.’s 1978 just kept on getting better. RICHARD LUCK recalls the German disco outfit’s annus mirabilis and the smash-hit festive No.1 that finished it off.

Back to the farmstead, PETER TRUDGILL reveals the etymology of Paris Hilton’s name but he’s not going to France for the answer.

A video of a speech Theresa May delivered just before the EU referendum vote has surfaced online, with Theresa May pointing out Britain will not be offered any deals better than remaining in the EU.

Bonnie Greer’s touching tribute to the Second World War pilot who became an iconic social justice campaigner.

Brexit is only one chapter in the story of Britain’s retreat from influence, says JOHN KAMPFNER. We now face a marathon journey back to our rightful place

The EU is the glue that holds superpowers together and UK’s failure to understand is a tragedy, says BONNIE GREER

Three members of campaign group Veterans for Europe highlight different fears over the adverse impact of Brexit on the military.

Michael White on a week which brought both a people’s vote and a no-deal Brexit closer.

Ahead of the centenary of the end of the First World War. CHARLIE CONNELLY reconstructs the moving and momentous events of the very first Armistice Day, assembling personal accounts from diaries, newspaper and museum archives.

In the most unlikely place, PATRICK SAWER finds a poignant family link to Italy’s fascist past and a reminder that this dark chapter of the country’s history is not yet closed.

Rachel Johnson on the Mail and why Boris won’t be getting a Christmas card for Bob Geldof.

Germany has demanded Theresa May “take responsibility” in a sign the economic superpower is losing patience over Brexit.

Trials for a new heart drug has been halted due to fears over Brexit.

Politicians have turned fire on Jeremy Hunt, after the foreign secretary compared the EU to the Soviet Union.

Mourners have been urged to “build a better world” at a ceremony to name a square in the centre of Brussels after murdered Labour MP Jo Cox.

The New European’s Editor-at-Large explores the British public’s disillusionment with its political leaders.

Michael White explains why the collapse of the ERG blueprint joins Boris as twin embarrassments of the week.

This year’s Venice Film Festival delivered hit after hit after hit

Logic- and despots - might favour other systems, but, as Peter Trudgill explains, traditional units of measurements still endure.

This week Andrew Adonis discusses whether Ireland could be Europe’s new liberal icon.

Michael White on how Brexit realist Philip Hammond lit Fleet Street’s blue touchpaper.

The second summer of love 30 years ago kickstarted the biggest cultural shift in the country since punk. ANDREW WOODS has his glowsticks at the ready to chart a course from Chicago to Ibiza to Manchester... and the M25.

MICHAEL WHITE sees a glummer holiday ahead amid fears we may end up worse off than in the seventies.

I discovered I was truly European a long time ago. I am 87 now and was 20 then.

STEVE ANGLESEY rounds up the losers and the losers (because there are no winners) of another crazy seven days on Planet Brexit

Independence Day this week only served as a grim reminder that in 2018 America has an unprecedented president who considers himself independent of all the norms of domestic and international behaviour, writes PAUL CONNEW

In a provocative article, former UKIP official GAWAIN TOWLER describes the significant shift which has taken place in Brussels, as the EU blinks first over immigration.

MICHAEL WHITE on more own goals from the Foreign Secretary as he dodges Heathrow vote and patronises the public.

Tens of thousands of pro-EU demonstrators are massing in London to continue the fight against Brexit.

ANGELA JAMESON explores Italy’s new government and what it might mean for the EU

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