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Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner on an extraordinary year

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2019 began with prime minister Theresa May and a Brexit deadline of March. Brexit was delayed several times, May resigned, Johnson won the Tory leadership contest and then a landslide victory in a general election. And that’s just British politics. In the US, the president is facing impeachment proceedings while a 16-year-old Swedish girl is leading a climate movement across the world.

The Guardian’s editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner, talks to Anushka Asthana about the year and what it means for 2020.

And: this month, the grime star Stormzy took over the Observer magazine for an issue. The Observer journalist Miranda Sawyer interviewed him. She discusses the experience.

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Boris Johnson speaking in parliament
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Football news:

Jose Mourinho: I'm tired of asking questions about Allie. 99% of the responsibility lies with the players. On me 1%
Werner admits he was doubtful about moving to Chelsea after the Bayern Munich defeat: I'd be lying if I said that it didn't happen
Messi and Neymar shared 4th place in the voting for the UEFA player of the season award, Ronaldo - 10th
Bayern are ready to offer Alaba a 5-year contract. Previously discussed a 4-year deal
Klopp, flick and Nagelsmann are up for the best coach of the season award
Lewandowski, Neuer and de Bruyne are up for the UEFA best player of the season award
Totti is close to returning to Roma. He could become Vice-President or technical Director