In the magazine this month

November 2014

I am still grateful for my walk-on part in the momentous events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of democracy
On March 28, 1990, a few months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the then Pope gave thanks to God "for the fact that the precariousness of lies has been manifest". What did St John Paul, as he now is, mean by this resonant phrase? 
MARA DELIUS
I was a ten-year-old living in West Berlin when the Wall fell and a Trabant driven by an overexcited Ossi nearly ran me over on my bike
GISELA STUART
It can only be defeated if we too promise an in/out referendum on EU membership and fair, not free, movement of labour in Europe
SHEILA LAWLOR
As Europe's economic crisis persists, the success of UKIP is a reminder to the Tories that politicians cannot ignore the people
 
JONATHAN AITKEN
Chris Grayling has cut the cost of keeping convicts in jail, but my time behind bars taught me that rehabilitation is still a worthwhile goal
LISA HILTON
Are country house hotels U or non-U?