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#78 Alexandre Dumas, July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870.

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

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

Tim Walker talks to the former attorney general who is now eloquently making the case for a People’s Vote.

Remain now feels like a movement not just an opinion or even a belief and it is there in every pub, workplace, student bar and almost every dinner table.

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

Aldi is one of the first supermarkets to announce it is considering stockpiling food as part of its preparations for Brexit.

Labour are losing the battle to control the national conversation while the Tories continue their inevitable march into Brexit chaos, writes Michael White.

Critics of a People’s Vote are looking at it the wrong way around, says Matt Qvortrup, a man described by the BBC as ‘the world’s leading authority on referendums’

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

Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe – the country’s wealthiest man and an advocate of Brexit – is leaving the UK for Monaco.

On a week when more reminders of the past left us fearing for the future MICHAEL WHITE asks what would Winnie do?

PETER TRUDGILL divides up the continent according to word different languages use to describe the smelly stuff

Does the modern game make it even more difficult than ever for players to come out? Jason Solomons writes about a timely film that puts a sport on the spot

In the second part of an exclusive serialisation of his book How Britain Really Works broadcaster and journalist STIG ABELL focuses on the NHS.

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

The World Cup has never lived up to its lofty ideals, says GLENN MOORE, as he recounts a history of corruption, match-fixing, boycotts and giving succour to dictatorships.

STEVE ANGLESEY picks the losers and the losers - because there are no winners – from another week on Planet Brexit.

Anna Kessel on Caster Semenya, prejudice and a controversy dividing athletics.

Last Friday on the Daily Politics I watched a rather smug Peter Bone and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown discussing the mental stresses caused by the Brexit process on Remainers.

Claims by Leavers that the Alpine country’s ‘invisible’ borders show how Britain can operate outside the customs union are filled with more holes than a Swiss cheese.

In the 1940s, the Santa Monica house of the Austrian actress and screenwriter Salka Viertel and her screenwriter and director husband Berthold, became a literary and artistic salon for a community of exiled writers, artists, thinkers and scientists, who had all fled from the Nazis.

China’s out of control space station, which is set to come crashing out of orbit this weekend, offers an alarming metaphor for the possible trajectory of Britain’s multi-billion-pound space industry after Brexit.

Images taken by a pioneering balloonist more than 100 years ago lay bare the impact of climate change on France’s biggest glacier, KIERAN BAXTER reports

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.

Steve Anglesey names the worst Brexiteers of the week

Labour is finally up for the fight with the government over Brexit – take a bow Sir Keir Starmer.

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.

MICHAEL WHITE on the negotiation countdown, the Norway model and why we can’t just muddle through.

Steve Anglesey names the worst Brexiteers of the week.

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