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MICHAEL WHITE: Lack of alternative leaders - on all sides - is narrowing the options

Being loud and brash can go too far, but it is necessary when you’re pushing against established beliefs, writes ALASTAIR CAMPBELL.

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

JAMES BALL’s Deconstructed: “Our modern political era is dominated by a war against reality”

STEVE ANGLESEY examines the performance of the Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, and names his Brexiteers of the Week.

The war on plastic straws might make us all feel better but we shouldn’t mistake it for serious environmental progress, says TRACY KING. This battle is just the latest example of eco-misdirection.

So it seems Nigel Farage is about to hit the road to campaign again, in yet another of his ‘returns’.

Veteran BBC journalist GAVIN ESLER delivers an excoriating blast against broadcasters, Leavers and the lies that have left the country a more divided, poorer place.

The ‘Özil Affair’ has melded together the two topics that have dominated Germany’s lousy summer- football and immigration. IAN WALKER reports, from Munich, on where it could lead the country.

Don’t let the Brexit vandals take control of our politics, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

There is a lot to support in Justine Greening’s idea for a three-option People’s Vote but, as Christopher Wylie so memorably put it, Brexit is a crime scene.

STEVE ANGLESEY rounds up the losers and the losers (because there are no winners) of another crazy seven days on Planet Brexit

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown says there is one thing for which we should thank Trump - we no longer feel in awe of the USA.

YASMIN ALBHAI-BROWN challenges Tim Martin, boss of the Wetherspoon chain of pubs who still carries on barking and nipping at our EU neighbours.

The diary also focuses on open secrets in David Davis’s Brexit dept, David Cameron’s refusal to be provoked by Danny Dyer and the Goves’ love of lucre writes TIM WALKER

A quick puzzle for you and your readers... the following quote belongs to who?

Anti-mafia crusader Giovanni Falcone showed exactly how to wage war against organised crime, but, says his former colleague AUBREY JONES, it seems like we need to learn the lessons again.

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

George Walden reviews recent books on Brexit and finds himself asking who can truly consider themselves patriots.

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.

With Brexit negotiations due to come to a close this year, Michael White suggests that its time for the characters to step aside and the real politicians to step up

Trump in crisis turns to controversial former mayor for legal aid in bid to shake off Russia probe.

This week Alastair Campbell discusses whether the broadcast media should investigate the Brexit campaign and its consequences.

The UK’s fashion sector says it needs the single market to flourish... JAMES BALL warns Brexit will damage a truly modern industry

Former foreign secretary David Miliband has again called for a second Brexit referendum, warning global instability since the 2016 vote has made it more dangerous for Britain.

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.

The bloodbath in Eastern Ghouta is a characteristically brutal chapter in the annals of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy. This time, though, he might not get away with it.

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

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

MICHAEL WHITE on whether a tapestry is all we get from Le President.

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