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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.

Back to the farmstead, PETER TRUDGILL reveals the etymology of Paris Hilton’s name but he’s not going to France for the answer.

A video of a speech Theresa May delivered just before the EU referendum vote has surfaced online, with Theresa May pointing out Britain will not be offered any deals better than remaining in the EU.

Former Tory party adviser Barnaby Towns​ picks apart an idea which is gaining currency among many politicians

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

SOPHIA DEBOICK on a year when the pop charts were filled with vibrancy and variety.. characteristics that were about to become severely stifled

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

The life of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev reads like a novel. As JASON SOLOMONS reports, every amazing chapter is captured in a new documentary film.

Michael White explains why the collapse of the ERG blueprint joins Boris as twin embarrassments of the week.

Peter Trudgill on a perfectly good word which may find its days numbered

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

From the ruins left by the Luftwaffe Britain had to rebuild. IAN WALKER charts the process from high rise living to the out-of-town cineplex

Steve Bannon has been alarming Europe with his plans for a new populist force. But there’s no need to worry, says former UKIP official GAWAIN TOWLER, who knows a thing or two about upsetting liberals

MICHAEL WHITE sees a glummer holiday ahead amid fears we may end up worse off than in the seventies.

The Russian president has used previous sports tournaments to distract from aggressive actions. Is he doing the same again?

MICHAEL WHITE on May’s supposed ‘Brexit Dividend’ - and an alternative plan to revive and sustain the NHS

The co-ordinated Twitter bashing by key Corbynistas shows what the Labour leader really thinks of Brexit, writes Jonathan Hendrick.

ROGER DOMENEGHETTI explains why the 1966 tournament established the template for televised football that still holds today, even if the replays did take a little getting used to

Popbitch’s Eurovision team give the lowdown on who to watch out for in this year’s contest

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

Just how much blame for the disasters of the last two centuries can be placed at the feet of this overbearing gang?

The broadcaster’s problem is a bad case of liberal guilt, argues Chris Grey.

Afghanistan treasures its relationship with Britain, says its ambassador to the UK, Said Tayeb Jawad. Here he outlines his hopes that relationship will not be harmed by Brexit.

MICHAEL WHITE on the transitional deal and the problems that still remain over the Irish border

The old jibe that the EU is undemocratic just doesn’t bear up to scrutiny, says MALCOLM TURNER. It is high time this myth was debunked.

The Trade Secretary who travelled all that way for a packet of crisps.

Fishing has always been a totemic issue for Brexiteers. But the industry relies on close ties and cooperation with Europe. Could all that be discarded in pursuit of Brexit? PETER HETHERINGTON reports.

The EU is currently debating proposals to force internet giants like Google and Facebook to pay more for the millions of news stories they offer their users. Here, the leaders of some of the continent’s biggest news agencies explain why the measure is so urgent.

STEVE ANGLESEY counts down the worst Brexiteers of the week

A legitimisation of radical right-wing ideology is taking place around the world. The world was shocked by the events in Charlottesville, America, and by Donald Trump’s failure to condemn racist violence.

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