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Remain isn’t serious unless it is led by people who can claim to govern the country successfully. ANDREW ADONIS has identified the person he wants to lead.

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.

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

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

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

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

A recent New European article suggested the sudden downfall of the Iranian regime could create more problems than it solves. Former MEP Struan Stevenson disagrees.

Britain’s declining influence has put global security in peril. And it is entirely self-inflicted, says James P. Rubin, a former aide to Bill Clinton

It might be tempting to revel in the tribulations of Tehran’s unpleasant rulers. But, it’s worth being careful what you wish for.

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.

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

A former Fleet Street editor explains how the national press has abandoned its duty to inform in favour of printing propaganda

Adrian Burnham on a new exhibition which encourages us to see hard currency from a different perspective.

Veteran BBC journalist Gavin Esler on the salesmen trying to convince us to trust them with the UK’s future

Following the death of John McCain mainstream media has been flooded with tributes to America’s war hero. But further into the blogosphere, Senator McCain’s death is proving just as divisive as he was, writes Mitch Benn

The clamour for Boris Johnson to say sorry continues to grow. But, MIC WRIGHT asks, ‘what is the point of the political apology?’

Does Tony Blair help the cause to remain in the European Union - or does he hinder it?

MICHAEL WHITE on more own goals from the Foreign Secretary as he dodges Heathrow vote and patronises the public.

Editor-at-Large ALASTAIR CAMPBELL explains why comparing the public reaction surrounding the Iraq War with Brexit simply won’t work.

Are protests in Jordan the precursor to more Arab Spring turmoil or an encouraging sign that the region might finally be moving in the right direction, asks PAUL KNOTT.

The failure of the European cause in Britain has many fathers, says PETER MILLAR, including some who might seem to be among ‘the good guys’.

There is plenty of gloom about the global growth of authoritarianism. But, as Natasha Ezrow argues, it is not all good news for despots

It will be an encounter between two of the world’s most unpredictable leaders. But former diplomat Paul Knott has some idea of what we might expect​ when Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un

With the UK entry in Lisbon this weekend unlikely to go with a boom-bang-a-bang, Roy Delaney investigates the reasons behind Britain’s malaise and wonders whether the country can transform its fortunes

Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to the White House gave body language analysts plenty to talk about and led many to draw comparisons with Theresa May’s 2017 trip.

‘Too much death...’ ALASTAIR CAMPBELL discusses the sad passing of his brother, the People’s Vote rally and ‘the masochism strategy’

The idea of a new centre party is tempting for Remain voters left feeling disenfranchised by the attitudes of the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition. I believe it could succeed despite our electoral system.

Tony Blair has ruled out leading any new political party but warned both Labour and the Tories there is a “vast uncultivated centre ground” in British politics.

“If you thought the Ides of March have been bad enough, beware the Ides of May” – the private words of one senior Trump-sceptic Republican senator with a passion for Shakespeare and a profound fear that all is not destined to end well.

The 2003 conflict is blamed for setting the Middle East ablaze, but in one unintentional and surprising way it helped bring stability to another hotspot explains ELLIOT SHORT

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