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Andrew Adonis on why the "striking and unpredictable" speaker John Bercow has made it possible for parliament to hold government accountable.

The floundering attorney general shows just how shallow the political talent pool is, writes ALASTAIR CAMPBELL.

GARTH CARTWRIGHT talks to Horace Panter of the ska pioneers about the band's astonishing new album, politics and painting.

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

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.

STEVE ANGLESEY picks his four worst Brexiteers of the week.

MICHAEL WHITE on the dark forces that circle as the hunt continues for a way out.

Germany led in Europe on the back of British guidance while the UK faltered as it distanced itself from the continent, writes Andrew Adonis.

Michael White on the increasingly hopeless manoeuvres from all sides as they realise the finish line is near.

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

As the Conservatives gather for their conference in Birmingham, their Brexit policy in crisis, they should consider what lessons can be learned from the former PM, says GAVIN ESLER.

Leading French journalist Marion Van Renterghem meets Tony Blair, one of Remain's Don Quixotes suddenly realising their task might not be as futile as it first seemed.

Veteran BBC journalist Gavin Esler on the salesmen trying to convince us to trust them with the UK's future

ANDREW ADONIS talks Tory party loyalty, and Tom Tugendhat

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

The fearless Tory MP says the Foreign Secretary has lost all credibility writes TIM WALKER

MICHAEL WHITE on more own goals from the Foreign Secretary as he dodges Heathrow vote and patronises the public.

Boris Johnson is hellbent on being prime minister, argues ANDREW ADONIS, but his career has been built on cowardice.

The showdown in parliament may end in a tactical victory for the government, but it represents yet another tragic strategic defeat, says ANDREW ADONIS.

MICHAEL WHITE on the faux aristo with plenty of principles and views... but no policies.

Sexism in the media is deep-seated and progress on the issue is glacial, says LIZ GERARD.

Steve Anglesey ​picks out the losers and losers from another week on Planet Brexit - where there are no winners.

Anthea McDowell writes that she is feeling more hopeful about the next 12 months in politics compared to this time last year.

Safe choices and repetition have put lampooning comedy on its knees

The zealots who allow the Brexit fiasco to happen are diminishing the UK inch by inch, day by day.

Shortly after the outbreak of WW2, a polemic was published identifying the "guilty men" who had led Britain to such a moment of weakness and peril. Now, following Brexit, a new version has been released.

Brexit is the 'third rail' of politics - touch it and you are dead. But a sane strategy could yet emerge

The truth behind the headlines and the claims that Britain's Press is rabid and running wild

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