Friday, 8 September 2017

Politics in September should be banned

“April is the cruellest month” are the famous opening words of TS Elliot’s The Wasteland. September might be called the most..

By Denis MacShane


Friday, 12 May 2017

The British obsession with Marine Le Pen has ill-served the country

In a vivid denunciation of Brexit journalism, Alex Massie, the Scottish editor of the Spectator, has asked why so many..

By Denis MacShane


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

If we can throw away the Fixed Term Parliament Act why not bring back ID cards?

The first acts of those now long-gone days of Dave-Nick government in the warm summer of 2010 were to be..

By Denis MacShane


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Can new politics take shape this summer?

Parliament is a place where people come to parler – talk, argue, and settle the affairs of the nation using..

By Denis MacShane


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Presidente Le Pen? Non merci

Can Marine Le Pen win? I have been regularly in France this winter and spring trying to find the answer..

By Denis MacShane


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Smart thinking is needed to control immigration

Controlling immigration has always been one of the most difficult and at times the most poisonous issues in British politics...

By Denis MacShane


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

May throws down gauntlet to European leaders

Watching Mrs May from a hotel room in the capital city of a small European nation not in the EU has..

By Denis MacShane


Friday, 4 November 2016

Why did the Sir Jeremies stay silent on Iraq and other mistakes?

So why didn’t they say something at the time? In their retirement there is a procession of top government officials..

By Denis MacShane