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A striking feature of the Brexit camp’s narrative in the UK both before and after the 2016 referendum has been the repeated claim that leaving the EU is consistent with the lessons of history.

David Davis focuses on his outside earnings, Telegraph accused of being “Stalinist” and Madeleina Kay is the latest to complain about the BBC’s Brexit bias

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL examines how neither Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn have led the way on Brexit.

Boris Johnson looked like he’d blown it. But at a critical moment for Brexit, the former foreign secretary is once again being tipped for Downing Street.

The Olympic year represented a high point for a self-confident and outward-looking United Kingdom, says Sophia Deboick.

Our growing acceptance of deceit in public life will have disastrous consequences for us all, warns GAVIN ESLER.

Across Europe, the fight against the extreme right is being lost, and it is the fault of mainstream conservatism, writes ZOE WILLIAMS.

After an appearance on The Last Leg, ALASTAIR CAMPBELL credits the man behind his withering insult aimed at Nigel Farage.

When Theresa May entered Downing Street, the country was still smouldering from the referendum. Rather than applying foam, she poured on petrol. LIZ GERARD reports on her disastrous conduct in office

The UK can learn from New Zealand on how a second referendum can re-boot democracy, says MATT QVORTRUP.

MICHAEL WHITE on May’s mission impossible as Tory unit trumps all again.

MICHAEL WHITE looks at how public contempt for politicians is increasingly mutual towards the public.

PAUL KNOTT on the descent of Zimbabwe into chaos and violence - and how the warning signs were there all along.

In an excoriating essay, ZOE WILLIAMS identifies the poison that has infected Britain’s body politic, recovery from which has yet to even begin.

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.

Our diary reveals how Brexit is proving good for Jacob Rees-Mogg’s businesses, the bill for Theresa May’s charm offensive ahead of the vote on her deal... and why Fiona Bruce is the lady for David Cameron.

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

“Brexit was a demand for change in people’s lives that Brexit will make hard, if not impossible.”

MICHAEL WHITE says the most likely next steps will involve an extension of Article 50.

Boris Johnson has suggested he knows more about car manufacturing than the boss of Jaguar Land Rover.

Boris Johnson left an Irish interviewer baffled as he answered a question on Ireland’s concerns by talking about how much cheese the UK imports.

Even at this late stage, Brexiteers are projecting their own dreams onto their failing enterprise, in the knowledge they will escape the blame. John Kampfner reports.

All of this talk of the Blitz spirit is nonsense, Britain won’t cope with the inconvenience of a no-deal Brexit, says Rachel Johnson

Alastair Campbell explains why he is desperate for an interviewer who will hold Theresa May to account.

Steve Anglesey takes on the hi-vis, low-IQ ‘Liberty Defenders’.

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

Enough is enough. If Leavers are really convinced about their policy, they must convince us afresh, says Guto Harri, a former aide to leading architect of Brexit Boris Johnson

Michael White says the home secretary’s overreaction to the migrant drama at Dover was too tempting for a vote-hungry politician to resist

Stuck for something to do while the turkey cooks in the oven? Try The New European’s Christmas Quiz and share your score!

STEVE RICHARDS on a year in which events and politics moved so fast that the words of politicians could not keep up with them.

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