Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
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As the prospect of Brexit looms, the Eurovision song contest can tell us a lot about our place in Europe.
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