Turkey

Michael White on the Brexit magic carpet ride with an unknown destination.

The Balkan country's emergence from its own peculiar brand of communism has been long and faltering. STAN ABBOTT visits and finds a people still yearning for a brighter future

The year when music came with a sense of optimism, Orientalism - and often surrealism - as pharaohs and fruit provided the inspiration.

After Mandrake reported on a secret 'Remainer register' at the BBC, TIM WALKER speaks to the academics who have been dropped from its political programmes at the last minute.

American reluctance to fulfil its previous international role is leaving the global stage open to dark forces, says PAUL KNOTT.

The Corporation is facing one of the most severe tests in its history, says John Kampfner. And in vital areas it is failing it is not meeting the challenge.

Boris Johnson has denied that he contributed to the hysteria about Turkey during the EU referendum campaign - despite evidence to the contrary.

As other avenues are closed off to them, JOE WALLEN meets the desperate migrants in northern France willing to risk the perils of a Channel crossing in small craft.

It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).

Steve Anglesey on why the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring referendum drama is going to be a struggle for Leavers and Remainers alike...

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.

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