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Book review: How to stop Brexit

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How to Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again) by Nick Clegg, Bodley Head, £8.99 Even at the height of Cleggmania, I never understood the appeal of the then Liberal Democrat leader. Nick Clegg performed very strongly during the prime ministerial debates of 2010, but his default position was to define his party against Labour…

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Book review: In a new land

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Lovers And Strangers: An Immigrant History Of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills, Allen Lane, £25 “That young man in the double-breasted suit and snapbrim trilby, grasping the handrail of the ship at Tilbury Dock, those girls in their crisp summer dresses…” It’s an image emblematic of an era of post-war migration: men and women from…

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Book review: A whistleblower’s tale

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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment, Yanis Varoufakis, 2017, Bodley Head, £20 Yanis Varoufakis, a British-trained economist who taught for many years in Australia, Britain and Greece, was Greece’s finance minister for 162 days during Syriza’s first few months in office in 2015. His duties were anything but ordinary. With his…