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MICHAEL WHITE on the looming conclusion for Brexit’s ring a ring o’roses and why we’re all about to fall down

Never mind Brexit Britain – next year will be a defining one for the EU. Former Europe minister DENIS MacSHANE looks ahead to a momentous 2019

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes you through the fascinating life of environmentalist, Petra Kelly.

Labour are losing the battle to control the national conversation while the Tories continue their inevitable march into Brexit chaos, writes Michael White.

Germans are done mourning Brexit Britain. They just want to move on – and that is bad news for the UK.

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

A new exhibition, Magic Realism, Art in Weimar Germany explores the stunningly creative period that took place in Germany between the wars.

No one benefits from the absurd idea that Britain is being punished by a dictated settlement – like the Germans after the First World War – says Stephan richter, the Berlin-based Editor-in-Chief of The Globalist

Next month’s European Athletics Championships will take place at the scene of one of the sport’s most cherished chapters. But just how much of it is true? Mick O’Hare reports

It is so easy to take the European Union for granted, or obsess about its faults, says SONY KAPOOR. But to understand its true value you need only look at how other global tensions remain unresolved

German culture’s enduring and changing relationship with the mythical Dr Faustus and his deal with the devil has coloured how the country views itself, says Ian Walker.

PETER MILLAR reports from the region which could yet trigger Merkel’s downfall

Michael White takes a look at the chaos derailing the government and the less than helpful visit of Donald Trump.

Bavarian resident IAN WALKER on how the normally serene state is squaring up to Merkel

MICHAEL WHITE is on the hunt for solutions as Europe prepares for its showdown summit.

Anna Kessel on Caster Semenya, prejudice and a controversy dividing athletics.

Brexit isn’t achieveable and it isn’t going to happen. Professor Juliet Lodge explains why she’s fighting against Britain leaving the EU.

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.

Israel is hated beyond reason by the Left because the Left craves an enemy whose evil is as great as their imagined capacity for good

In an epic essay, award-winning composer HOWARD GOODALL chronicles the myriad of ways in which the UK’s cultural scene will be a gloomier one as a result of leaving the EU

TIM WALKER reviews a “stylish and highly intelligent” Hampstead Theatre production

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

Afghanistan treasures its relationship with Britain, says its ambassador to the UK, Said Tayeb Jawad. Here he outlines his hopes that relationship will not be harmed by Brexit.

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.

MICHAEL WHITE on the transitional deal and the problems that still remain over the Irish border

The breathtaking disregard with which some Brexiteers are now treating the Irish peace process show how little they understand the issue, and what is at stake, says PETER MILLAR, who saw the Troubles up close

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

The Trade Secretary who travelled all that way for a packet of crisps.

Brexit is on its way to becoming a mystical entity and a sign that the UK has gone mad suggests BONNIE GREER.

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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