Thursday, 25 January 2018

Darkest Hour: glorious words but dreadful history

How does one count the ways the film the Darkest Hour about Churchill in May 1940 get so many facts..

By Denis MacShane


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The BBC has got it wrong: Toby Young resigning is not the biggest story of the day

There is a fair bit of news around. President Macron is in China as he emerges as the new General..

By Denis MacShane


Friday, 22 December 2017

May and Attlee: the similarities

Like the famous Abbot in the French revolution who was asked what it was like and replied : “I survived”..

By Denis MacShane


Monday, 13 November 2017

How to get Iran to release prisoners

‎Getting Iran to behave well is never easy and the extraordinary sequence of unforced errors by British politicians of all..

By Denis MacShane


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