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Far from settling the European question, leaving the EU without a deal would force the UK to renegotiate its relationship with Europe from a position of maximum weakness.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
The debate has moved to more comfortable ground for Labour and left Tory MPs wondering if they've been sold a pup.
Professions that once required basic qualifications to enter now demand ever higher levels of education without ever stopping to ask how a degree helps anyone become better at their jobs.
Any thought of departing as leader of the Scottish Conservatives in a manner of my own choosing was soon demolished by ambitious colleagues and a media scrum.
A few years ago brash, sensationalist personal essays were booming, but good first-person writing has much to teach us about suffering, forgiveness and redemption.
The north-west is the cradle of English football, but once-thriving smaller clubs are being squeezed out by globalisation and their giant neighbours.
Four months after the general election and parliament is still in deadlock.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The International Booker-winning author discusses breaking down barriers in Oman.
Is US hegemony really under threat?
Why Brexit threatens the monarchy.
David Hare, Robert Saunders, Helen Thompson, Chris Deerin, Simon Heffer and Elif Shafak on what lies in store for a deeply divided Britain.
Those people who felt freshly insulted by the obviousness of his lies have simply not been following the story so far.
The crisis of 1914 far eclipsed Brexit, and brought Britain closer to revolution than at any time since the 17th century.
Those who wish to stop Brexit are not good-faith defenders of the principle of parliamentary sovereignty they now purport to champion.
Since the Brexit referendum, polls have shown the number of Scots opposed to leaving the EU has only grown.
That is why calling an election represents a very high-risk strategy for the Tories.
Coming from Turkey, I know that the ballot box is not enough to sustain a democracy.
Jofra Archer, England's new fast bowling star, is the kind of cricketer England have been looking for since before he was born.
For a millennium, to live in the West has been to live in a society saturated by Christian concepts and assumptions.
Why the supposed cure for social inequality is making life worse for everyone – even its apparent winners.
Jamie’s essays combine beautiful prose with an urgent sting.
Football, club culture, MDMA and Sex Pistols-influenced rock ’n’ roll all came together in the heady dream of the Nineties. And then it fell apart.
Immunity retains many of the qualities of her viral single “Pretty Girl”, but adds more intricate production, maturing lyrics and moments of surprise.
New books on presidents, prime ministers and their power challenge our preconceptions about leadership.
The stories in Eisenberg’s new collection Your Duck is My Duck do not really read as short stories at all, but as vignettes which transform into miniature novels, epics of torpor and treachery, rinsed through with intense, brilliant language.
The renowned painter Emil Nolde denied his Nazism by the end of the war. But a new exhibition reveals the extent of his anti-Semitism, and has challenged his artistic legacy in Germany.
It just isn’t good enough. I can’t take It any more. I’m over It.
This documentary belonged to the women. Weinstein himself appeared hardly at all.
Did a mass brawl cause Brexit? Or one incident on a boat tip climate change on to its current trajectory? Probably not. But what fun!
I am disappointed if mine are anything other than wonky, because it would suggest they have been unjustifiably cosseted.
The patterns of history can feel, at times, like the movement of the sea: you can feel it in your balls.
This time it’ll be easy – I know what to do, what to expect, have already had two kids “leave home” to go to university, as if that’s really leaving home at all.
The author and former politician on Edmund Hillary, The West Wing and working for Margaret Thatcher.
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