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Anti-Brexit campaigner David Lammy delivered one of the best speeches in the first day of the Brexit debate in the Commons.

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

Winning the right to repeal Article 50 could bring its own problems, says JAMES BALL

Italy’s dire economic situation has reached a critical moment, says PAUL KNOTT. And it presents the EU with a great opportunity.

While we drown in the chaos of our domestic ineptitude, let’s not let the European Union off the hook.

Michael White on a week which brought both a people’s vote and a no-deal Brexit closer.

The United Kingdom is already falling behind Europe economically and it is going to get a lot worse, according to new forecasts.

A dominant, if unconventional, Irving Berlin was confounding the critics, as music took its first tentative steps towards ‘pop’. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

MICHAEL WHITE on a counter-factual ‘what-if?’ moment that could have stopped Brexit at birth.

Germany led in Europe on the back of British guidance while the UK faltered as it distanced itself from the continent, writes Andrew Adonis.

In the most unlikely place, PATRICK SAWER finds a poignant family link to Italy’s fascist past and a reminder that this dark chapter of the country’s history is not yet closed.

Andrew Adonis explains how Europe has gone back in time.

BONNIE GREER on the stubborn strand of irrationality that is the bedrock of Brexit

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

BELLA FRIMPONG says the UK has benefited hugely from the freedom of movement. Here she gives a personal account of how it has helped her family.

The PM is gambling on an appeal to Labour but she could still get her cards from the Tories

Richard Luck champions the greatest explorer of the modern age – Reinhold Messner –​ and explores the tragedy which has helped drive him in his achievements

It is home to the world’s tallest people and boasts 200 recorded spellings, but Leeuwarden’s real claim to fame is its artistic outlook. CLAUDIA PRITCHARD reports on a city which has taken the Capital of Culture title, and given it a twist

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.

Anti-Western philosopher Aleksandr Dugin is said to hold sway over Vladimir Putin. But it is not just the Russian president who is in thrall to him. PAUL KNOTT reports

ANDREW ADONIS on our Brexit sovereignty in action, and our moral withdrawal from Europe.

Nigel Farage was left rattled in a televised debate as he was forced to admit that the Brexit vote was a political move that had little to do with economics.

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

Labour leader flounders as zealots keep of agenda on left and right

Logic- and despots - might favour other systems, but, as Peter Trudgill explains, traditional units of measurements still endure.

After Nick Cohen’s recent stunning essay criticising the BBC’s coverage, the Corporation’s former communications chief ED WILLIAMS leads the case for defence.

Southern soul may have lost its lustre in the States but it has found a home in northern Italy. GARTH CARTWRIGHT reports.

It is so easy to take the European Union for granted, or obsess about its faults, says SONY KAPOOR. But to understand its true value you need only look at how other global tensions remain unresolved

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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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