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Might Eurovision determine the outcome of the EU referendum?

Plus: the Roman Empire holds the key to modern Europe and what it means to be European

14 May 2016

9:00 AM

14 May 2016

9:00 AM

You might not think that the Eurovision Song Contest (screened live from Stockholm tonight) could have any connection with how we might choose to vote in the coming referendum. Surely it’s just a string of naff pop songs stuck together with fake glitter and a lot of false jollity? The songs are uniformly terrible, the show so overproduced it’s impossible not to mock its grandiosity, the idea that it conjures up the meaning of Europe laughably misplaced.

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