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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

Following the death of Anna Campbell -the first British woman to die fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria- YASMIN ALIBHAI BROWN asks how we should treat the ‘jihadis’ who return home.

In this week’s Brexit Deconstructed, JAMES BALL reflects on world events and the challenge Britain faces protecting itself post-Brexit.

The New European’s Editor-at-Large ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on a memorable exchange between Blair and Putin.

The New European’s Editor-at Large, Alastair Campbell, on why he feels European and why you should too.

The Iran nuclear deal is hanging by a thread, says former diplomat PAUL KNOTT​, who worked on the agreement. If it fails, the world becomes a much more dangerous place.

On television, on the big screen and in books, a mythologised view of Britain is becoming endemic, says PETER MILLAR.

Theresa May’s visit to China laid bare one of the founding myths of Brexit, argues JONATHAN LIS. We are retreating from the world, not reaching out into it,

Tony Blair is Brexit’s most eloquent critic, but does his controversial legacy prevent him making a full impact? ANTHONY CLAVANE went to his former constituency – a Leave stronghold – to find out

In dangerous times, the Labour leader needs to work harder or give way, argues MICHAEL WHITE.

MICHAEL WHITE tries to look on the bright side of the fallout from May’s Brexit fudge.

The time has come for the EU to use its influence to drive reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and restore hope in the Palestinian territory

There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.

Rubens got in among our basic desires and our raw physicality and he gave them form

The dispute was an ominous warning of problems for our time over where ultimate power lies in the US

Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.

Trump, with his appetite for diversionary tactics, could see a pre-emptive strike against North Korea as the ultimate diversion from his domestic problems

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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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