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

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

In this week’s Brex Factor, STEVE ANGLESEY takes on the fact-less Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski and names his Brexiteers of the week.

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

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look into the life of German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

A cross-party group of MPs and peers have appealed for Britain and Germany to stay friends after Brexit.

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

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

Mandrake can disclose the BBC has a Remainer register of talking heads it deems to be ‘unsound’ on the most divisive issue of our times.

IAN WALKER visits the remarkable Polish town which stands testament to both a failed ideology and proud people.

As historical turning points go, the tragic events at a hunting lodge in the Austrian countryside 150 years ago this week are perhaps not as well known as others. Yet, as CHARLIE CONNELLY explains, the Mayerling Incident was to reverberate through the following century.

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

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

Why is Russia singling the UK out for special treatment? JAMES RODGERS explores the complex relationship between the two countries

You can’t discuss Richard Nixon without mentioning his downfall. But on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, IAN WALKER considers his other legacy, as the man who fired the first shots of America’s culture wars.

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

MICHAEL WHITE says the most likely next steps will involve an extension of Article 50.

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.

This week marks the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg. IAN WALKER pieces together the events which led up to it, and asks how her killing changed the course of the last century.

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.

Andrew Adonis explains how the prime minister lost touch with reality.

PETER TRUDGILL suggests a time and a place for when and where the English language came into being

It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).

Ray Kershaw travels to a city which has been through many reincarnations over the centuries, but none so dramatic or violent as its most recent

Andrew Adonis argues Brexit has all the morbid symptoms of being in its death throes

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.

Stuck for something to do while the turkey cooks in the oven? Try The New European’s Christmas Quiz and share your score!

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.

The 1930s and 1940s created a template for festive films which is as powerful now as ever, writes BONNIE GREER.

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