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Blur drummer DAVID ROWNTREE on the perils of touring Europe with his band before the era of open borders. And why Brexit would be such a damaging step backwards

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

SOPHIA DEBOICK on one of the most spectacular musical performances ever staged

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

An angry caller has confronted Vote Leave chair Lord Lawson for applying to live in France permanently whilst criticising the EU.

STEVE ANGLESEY crowns another Brexiteer of the Week.

Brexit ultras Jacob Rees-Mogg and Iain Duncan Smith have signalled they could smudge some of their redlines in a bid to “chuck Chequers”.

Research conducted among diplomats reveals an alarming decline in British influence, says JESS GIFKINS.

Putin is not as powerfulas he pretends, says prominent critic OLIVIER VEDRINE. And there is a way to get him...

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

Accepting the misdeeds of their past can be difficult for any country. Now, a provocative new book is asking Italians some hard questions about their countrymen’s role in the Holocaust. BENJAMIN IVRY reports

Why does the UK lack the sort of vibrant sports press seen on the rest of the continent? Roger DomeneghettI ​explores a conundrum.

Rattled by the progress of the People’s Vote campaign, and the continued disintegration of their Brexit dreams, Leavers held a rally. RICHARD PORRITT went along to assess the mood in the enemy camp.

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

​He lived the archetypal life of a poet – intense, eventful and tragic. Yet Friedrich Hölderlin remains an obscure figure outside Germany. A newly-translated work, outlining a momentous existence, could change all that, says CHARLIE CONNELLY

French pop provided the pioneers, as protest music also took voice. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

Seventy-five years after it was made (and 74 years after it was banned) one of cinema’s most controversial films has been re-released. ​JAMES OLIVER explains what all the fuss is about

EU leaders have called the prime minister’s bluff, slammed her post-Brexit plan for trade with the EU and refused to rule out a no-deal scenario.

In 1844 Strauss Senior, the first pop idol, soon found himself eclipsed by something rawer, says SOPHIA DEBOICK.

Leading French journalist Marion Van Renterghem meets Tony Blair, one of Remain’s Don Quixotes suddenly realising their task might not be as futile as it first seemed.

With superstar sculptor Anish Kapoor’s work, setting is everything – as FLORENCE HALLETT finds when she visits an island exhibition on a Norwegian fjord.

MICK O’HARE tells the story of perhaps the most important photograph ever taken.

Lili Elbe: December 28, 1882 – September 13, 1931

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

CHARLIE CONNELLY ​on a long-forgotten work which captured the thrill of exploring Europe, while also creating a proto-Brexiteer for whom travel is hardly worth the bother

While the US produced a very raunchy scandal, British pop’s great controversy was a little more tame.

Amid all the noise of Brexit one public institution has remained curiously quiet - the Church of England

When trade expert Jason Hunter humiliated Jonathan Isaby in a radio debate with come cold, hard facts the encounter went viral. Here he outlines some more incontrovertible truths to further demolish the Brexiteers’ bluster

Surely, given the ever-mounting evidence of a change of opinion regarding leaving the EU (as consistently evidenced by recent opinion polls) it is time to stop using the word ‘when’ we leave.

Will there one day be a public enquiry into Brexit? Ponders Alastair Campbell

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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