France

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

The recent rioting in Paris might seem like just the latest outbreak of civil disorder which occasionally erupts across the Channel. But, says PAUL KNOTT, it should not be dismissed so lightly.

Theresa May has tried to convince us all she is just like batsman Geoffrey Boycott, but - as MICHAEL WHITE explains - on Tuesday her side lost three wickets.

Anti-Brexit campaigner David Lammy delivered one of the best speeches in the first day of the Brexit debate in the Commons.

#78 Alexandre Dumas, July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870.

Cabinet minister Liz Truss has been accused of being loose lipped in a busy London restaurant.

By choosing to focus his work on his mother, Edouard Vuillard found something that had escaped other artists. Florence Hallett reports on a quietly revolutionary painter

The Danes are, in many ways, as eurosceptic as the Brits. But they have found a way to express their independence within the EU. MARK REID reports

Theresa May’s begging letter to the nation appealing for unity on Brexit did not go well, with many ridiculing her call for us all to “come together as one”.

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

MICHAEL WHITE on the dark forces that circle as the hunt continues for a way out.

JASON SOLOMONS on a tale of two films of the same story, and their very different fates.

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

Without the ghosts of the Iraq War haunting France, the country is taking a muscular approach with its military campaign in North Africa. But will it work? PAUL KNOTT reports

MICHAEL WHITE: Lack of alternative leaders - on all sides - is narrowing the options

Brexit was only meant to be a game for politicians, and was never intended to happen, a leading Irish journalist has explained.

Theresa May is facing yet more challenges on her Brexit plans - with a “warning shot” from the DUP and an objection to the draft agreement from Spain.

JASON SOLOMONS on a new film which explores the malaise of modern France, shorn of idealism and the certainties of the past.

The Jonestown massacre, 40 years ago this week, ranks as one of humanity’s darkest chapters. Is it best understood as an isolated tragedy, or as 
part of the pattern of the grisly history of the 20th century? IAN WALKER reports

Italy’s dire economic situation has reached a critical moment, says PAUL KNOTT. And it presents the EU with a great opportunity.

France’s finance minister has launched an attack on the “liars” that tricked voters into thinking leaving the EU would be easy and in their interests.

Alastair Campbell on how the public can still stop Brexit - even if it is without the support of Jeremy Corbyn.

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.

The Russian ruler’s strategy is short-termist, simple and successful, says John Kampfner. But it is ultimately hollow

A no-deal Brexit would be a “disaster” for one of the UK’s most important trade routes, the government has been warned.

They be only modest, but let’s take them while we can, says MICHAEL WHITE

The United Kingdom is already falling behind Europe economically and it is going to get a lot worse, according to new forecasts.

Anthea Bell, who died last month, deserves to be remembered as one of the continent’s literary greats, says CHARLIE CONNELLY

After his death in the final week of the First World War Edward Connelly faded from family history, until a chance discovery by CHARLIE CONNELLY. He started to piece together the details of his relative’s short life and, in a powerful act of remembrance, undertook a personal pilgrimage, from the soldier’s place of birth to his final resting place.

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