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Our growing acceptance of deceit in public life will have disastrous consequences for us all, warns GAVIN ESLER.

As Sergio Parisse takes part in perhaps his last Six Nations, RICHARD LUCK pays tribute to a sporting great who found himself in a team of also-rans, and wonders what might have been.

Across Europe, the fight against the extreme right is being lost, and it is the fault of mainstream conservatism, writes ZOE WILLIAMS.

The UK government is barrelling down the Brexit motorway while ignoring the no-deal shaped brick wall in front of it, writes MICHAEL WHITE.

As the Second World War took shape, a big band leader dominated the year. While, from very different quarters, a Disney film and an emerging folk star signalled sounds of the future.SOPHIA DEBOICK reports.

Twenty years since the shooting stopped in the Balkans, Denis MacShane asks if the region can yet move on from its bloody history

How the killing of Tory MP Airey Neave still reverberates today, by his biographer, the veteran political reporter Paul Routledge.

BONNIE GREER on how British populism is fuelling Brexit in England.

MICHAEL WHITE on May’s mission impossible as Tory unit trumps all again.

CHARLIE CONNELLY looks into the life of La Goulue.

MICHAEL WHITE looks at how public contempt for politicians is increasingly mutual towards the public.

In an excoriating essay, ZOE WILLIAMS identifies the poison that has infected Britain’s body politic, recovery from which has yet to even begin.

A year after the death of The Fall’s leader – and following his own Mastermind tribute – fan MIC WRIGHT ponders the politics of a proven contrarian.

JAMES BALL debunks the ‘Lexit’ argument that the EU prevents Britain from implementing left-wing policies.

Rainer Werner Fassbiner’s extreme behaviour means he left a challenging legacy. But, as a recent re-release of perhaps his finest project shows, he also left an impressive body of work. JAMES OLIVER reports.

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the mysterious death of the sublimely-talented footballer Matthias Sindelar. CHARLIE CONNELLY revisits the tragic story of a true Austrian hero

One of France’s leading newspapers has told its readers that Britain’s chaotic EU exit could see it run out of loo rolls.

Brexit will do nothing for the overlooked parts of the UK, says JOHN KAMPFNER. Instead, it will hurt them the most.

JASON SOLOMONS talks to the British actor about her new film, her admiration for the pioneering Frenchwoman it is based on and why all her best parts are in period dramas.

Britain has slipped way behind other European countries in how it caters for cyclists. But, says CARLTON REID, there is still time to catch up.

The streaming giant has Nigeria’s prolific film industry in its sights. But there are risks for both, says Alessandro Jedlowski.

As other avenues are closed off to them, JOE WALLEN meets the desperate migrants in northern France willing to risk the perils of a Channel crossing in small craft.

All of this talk of the Blitz spirit is nonsense, Britain won’t cope with the inconvenience of a no-deal Brexit, says Rachel Johnson

The castrato singer Farinelli was the undoubted superstar of an era in which musical advances were made not just with compositions, but instruments too. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

At the end of a momentous year, JOHN KAMPFNER surveys the febrile European political scene and finds embattled leaders, emboldened populists and a looming election in which everything could be up for grabs.

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They are the hits you hear every festive season... but they might sound a little different this Christmas.

After 12 months of lunacy, Steve Anglesey names his twit parade, with JRM of the ERG at number one.

Has my criticism of the BBC’s coverage of Brexit led to my “famine” of TV and radio appearances, asks ALASTAIR CAMPBELL?

Since the satellite TV revolution, much of football has changed. But much hasn’t. This stunning photo essay chronicles a pivotal era and captures the game’s eternal appeal.

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