Denis MacShane is MP for Rotherham and was a minister at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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UK Politics
14 April 2009
Overlooked in the Damian McBride furore the shadow foreign secretary used an Easter weekend interview in the Daily...
UK Politics
05 December 2008
The Peter Hain affair is in its own way as serious as the Damian Green business. Damian Green’s arrest and the invasion...
Politics
11 September 2008
In a fit of despair at its slumping popularity, the main centre-left party in government decided to replace its burly...
UK Politics
31 July 2008
It is shortly after sun-rise on Wednesday morning in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia. I am in despair...
UK Politics
19 June 2008
Slowly but ineluctably, Labour is reverting to its binary nature. On the right, the Blairites with journals such as...
Politics
06 March 2008
Retired Kremlinologists, a smattering of diplomats and foreign policy think-tankers settled down comfortably at the...
International Politics
02 December 2007
This weekend, the world will see another president for life emerge. A referendum in Venezuela will vote to endorse...
Politics
16 August 2007
While Tories fret about Brussels, a more interesting question is who now decides EU policy - the nations of Europe, or...
Politics
16 July 2007
One of the more fatuous myths of the Blair years is that they were dominated by spin. Nothing could be further from the...
Society
19 February 2007
In the past month I have been arrested twice by the police. The first time was at the back entrance to Mr George Ward'...
Politics
08 January 2007
After a century of snootily looking down their noses at each other, are the US and European mainstream lefts linking up...
International Politics
30 October 2006
Is Britain at last moving to adopt part of the social European model? With its decision to limit the rights of...
Human Rights
11 September 2006
Seventy years ago, in the middle of a late summer night, Spain's greatest 20th-century poet, Federico García Lorca, was...
Politics
21 August 2006
My heart sank as I read that ministers would fan out across the UK to try to persuade leaders of the Muslim communities...
International Politics
22 May 2006
While the latest reshuffle was under way, a rumour went around that Downing Street would appoint a secretary of state...

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