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The story of the Queen's crown is more gripping than any Netflix drama

The Crown. Something we all know about: regal institution; glittery gem-encrusted headpiece; Netflix drama. But the funny thing is we don’t really. The object we recognise (evoked in the opening credits of the series) is the Imperial State Crown - all brilliant-cut diamonds and stonking sapphires - …

Boris Johnson's 'global Britain' claims mocked as UK cuts back embassies around world to fund more EU diplomats

Boris Johnson’s pledge to build a “global Britain” after Brexit has been branded “hot air” after it emerged the Foreign Office was hollowing out …

Andrew Adonis’s resignation means the fight against Brexit may be turning into a campaign to rejoin the EU

Andrew Adonis is one of the most remarkable ministers of postwar Britain. Apart from prime ministers and chancellors, few ministers leave a mark. …

Insistent, splenetic, almost crazed – Brexiteers are being driven mad by Brexit

I am worried about the mental state of many Brexiteers. The author of <i>The Spectator</i>’s weekly Notes, Charles Moore, always a sharp observer of the passing scene, noticed my worry almost before I noticed it myself. He complained here a few weeks ago that I’m citing among my reasons for distrusting the …

On Brexit, So Much Winning

On June 23, the British people voted to leave the European Union.<p>Earlier this week, Britain took another mighty step on the road to regaining its …

Time to tell the truth about Brexit, Theresa May!

This week, Theresa May's government presented a 'White Paper' about its plans for Brexit. But the prime minister is not admitting how difficult …

Britons must be offered ‘associate EU citizenship’ whatever the outcome of May’s Brexit negotiations, says MEP

Britons could be offered “associate citizenship” of the European Union after Brexit even if Theresa May blocks the plan, the MEP who drafted the …

The Observer view on parliament’s sovereignty over Brexit

‘Parliament has remained sovereign throughout our membership of the EU.” And with that, the government’s Brexit white paper laid to rest one of the dangerous myths perpetrated by those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union. But, seemingly unaware of the irony of declaring this in a …

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Voting for Brexit hasn’t saved us from secretive trade deals

A turbocharged version of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could be heading Britain’s way after Theresa May’s Brexit white paper. That’s the upsetting irony for those (and there were a few) who voted to leave the European Union to escape nasty trade deals that involve …

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Brexit Bill rebellion: Row erupts as Eurosceptic claims 27 Tory MPs poised to back ‘wrecking’ amendments

Tory Eurosceptics have claimed that 27 Tory MPs are preparing to “wreck” the Brexit Bill this week by backing Labour and Liberal Democrats amendments.<p>In an apparent attempt to pre-empt any rebellion, one of the most influential Tory Eurosceptics went public with his fears on Saturday.<p>Steve Baker, …

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Hilary Benn: The government doesn't know what leaving the Single Market will 'actually mean'

The Labour MP and former shadow foreign secretary spoke at an Insititute for Government event titled "Scrutinising Brexit" in central London on Monday morning.<p>As chair of the parliamentary committee, Benn's job is to make sure that May's handling of Britain's exit from the EU is held accountable to …

Churchill and the 'Unknown War'

Winston Churchill’s history of the First World War, <i>The World Crisis</i>, consists of four original volumes that focused mostly on the fighting on the …

Revealed: Britain's Deep Divisions In The Brexit Vote, With Education, Race And Age Key Factors

Just a few streets apart, areas voted strongly Leave or Remain<p>Charlotte Ball/PA Wire<p>Britain’s deep divisions over Brexit have been laid bare by new …

Europe escalates action against UK for breaching air pollution limits

UK fails to apply environmental law on air quality, water standards, and the conservation of several species, EU review reveals<p>An EU review has revealed multiple failings by the UK in applying environmental law, on the same day that the commission escalated its action against Britain for breaching …

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