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4 November 2015

The New Statesman Cover | The end of Europe

A first look at this week's magazine.

By New Statesman

The end of Europe
6-12 November 2015


Brendan Simms and Timothy Less on the end of the European project – why the Union is on an almost inevitable “glide path to collapse”.

Politics special report: George Eaton and Stephen Bush on the Trident wars in Labour – plus the shadow culture secretary, Michael Dugher, on why Momentum is “crazy” and the real reason Labour lost the election.

The former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on the dangers of George Osborne’s new budget surplus law.

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Letter from Yorkshire: Martin Fletcher on the closure of “the Big K” and what the death of Britain’s coal-mining industry says about our country.

Will Self on Bojo: “A shamelessly opportunistic, ego-ballistic, posturing popinjay” . . . but he once saved my skin.

Owen Jones: Labour needs a better answer to the immigration question.

Books: Alan Ryan is unconvinced by Niall Ferguson’s portrait of Henry Kissinger “the Kantian idealist”; Rowan Williams reappraises St Paul and St Augustine, Christianity’s “pantomime villains”; and John Sutherland knocks back A A Gill’s “self-searing drunkalog” Pour Me.

“Like tight knicker elastic, the dominant story always seems to snap back into place”: Helen Lewis on the New Statesman/Virago Women’s Prize for Politics and Economics and telling the other half of the story.

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