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  1. August 26, 2014

    Rotherham leader stands down over child exploitation scandal

    An estimated 1,400 children have been sexually exploited in Rotherham since 1997 after “blatant” failure by the police and...

  2. December 23, 2013

    Denis MacShane jailed for six months over expense claims

    Former Labour minister Denis MacShane will spend Christmas in prison after being sentenced to six months at the Old Bailey...

  1. July 11, 2013

    Denis MacShane charged with false accounting over expenses

    Denis MacShane, the former Labour minister, has been charged with false accounting over nearly £13,000 of expenses, the...

  2. March 6, 2013

    Call for tougher sanctions on corrupt MPs

    MPs who break codes of conduct on conflicts of interest should face more effective sanctions, the European anti-corruption...

  3. January 11, 2013

    PM upsets Germans over speech timing

    David Cameron has astonished Berlin by looking to make his controversial Europe speech on the same day that France and...

  4. November 28, 2012

    Foster row bolsters Ukip hopes

    Once derided as a single issue fringe obsessed with leaving the EU, the UK Independence party has received an unexpected...

  5. November 26, 2012

    Of Rotherham and racism

    Yeah I’d love to tell you all my problem. You’re not from New York City, you’re from Rotherham. (Arctic Monkeys, “Fake Tales...

  6. October 15, 2012

    Johnson’s suitability as PM in question

    When Boris Johnson was mobbed by crowds chanting his name at Birmingham New Street station last week, it appeared the London...

  7. September 17, 2012

    Hammond stands firm over Afghan partnership

    Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, said on Monday that Britain “will not be deterred” from its military partnership with...

  8. FT Tech Hub

    February 16, 2012

    Russia's Silicon Valley woos British investors

    A delegation from Russia’s proposed ‘Silicon Valley’ development, Skolkovo, came to the UK this week in an effort to...

  9. December 9, 2011

    Eurosceptics celebrate use of veto

    David Cameron’s surprise use of the UK’s veto in Brussels was the cause of celebration among domestic eurosceptics who have...

  10. November 16, 2011

    Germans must stop speaking Tory to save Europe

    No, Herr Kauder. Europe is not speaking German. In the past my teeth clenched as I listened to British politicians pleasing...

  11. September 2, 2011

    Learning about transport socio-economics

    From Denis MacShane MP. Sir, I have used a new tram system in Geneva and an old tram system in Munich this summer. John Kay...

  12. August 28, 2011

    Cameron boundary reforms under threat

    David Cameron’s plan to redraw the electoral map of Britain – reducing the number of parliamentary seats by nearly 8 per...

  13. July 1, 2011

    Great quote, and I would have said it

    From Denis MacShane MP. Sir, a tabloid newspaper reporter once made up and attributed a quote to me even though I had never...

  14. May 12, 2011

    Lessons for expat English speakers

    From Denis MacShane MP. Sir, The Council of Europe says immigrants should learn the language of the country where they live...

  15. October 21, 2010

    Weapon of choice in the 21st century

    From Dr Ian Davis. Kalashnikov regretted his invention Sir, Denis MacShane (“How the Eurodrone can revive a pilotless...

  16. October 13, 2010

    How the Eurodrone can revive a pilotless Europe

    Sixty years ago Europe created a common steel industry. Twenty years later came the first truly common European product, the...

  17. September 16, 2010

    A whiff of the ‘No Popery’ of old

    From Denis MacShane MP. Sir, “An unelected, hierarchical, chauvinist autarchy intent on conserving its own power.” As I read...

  18. September 2, 2010

    Coulson affair escalates media war

    When senior aides to the royal family noticed strange things happening to their mobile telephones in late 2005, they could...

  19. June 29, 2010

    No sting in debate over Mosquito

    From Denis MacShane MP. Sir, The headline over your report (June 26) on the Council of Europe’s short debate on “Mosquito”...

  20. December 14, 2009

    Cameron in tax pledge on legislators

    David Cameron on Sunday promised a law requiring that all British legislators paid full taxes in the UK, in an attempt to...

  21. December 14, 2009

    Cameron in tax pledge on legislators

    David Cameron yesterday promised a law requiring that all British legislators paid full taxes in the UK, in an attempt to...

  22. November 17, 2009

    EU is warned over haggling for presidency

    The European Union's ambitions to increase its global influence with a new president and foreign policy chief risk being...

  23. November 17, 2009

    EU is warned over haggling for presidency

    The European Union’s ambitions to increase its global influence with a new president and foreign policy chief risk being...

  24. Westminster Blog

    November 11, 2009

    How big is the nursery rebellion?

    The nine former ministers who have spoken out about the abolition of nursery vouchers are not the first Labour MPs to be...

  25. October 12, 2009

    It is important for Europe to speak with one voice

    From Denis MacShane MP. Sir, With reference to Lord Howell's letter (October 7): It is precisely because there are power and...

  26. Westminster Blog

    October 9, 2009

    Further Reading

    Stephen Pollard (editor of the Jewish Chronicle) believes Michal Kaminski (leader of the new Conservative grouping in...

  27. September 29, 2009

    Conference diary

    In bed with Labour *The party is sparing every expense in Brighton. So cash-strapped is Labour that it has forced its staff...

  28. September 9, 2009

    Labour revives elitism charge as Cameron appoints Old Etonian

    David Cameron was accused by Labour of packing his shadow cabinet with Old Etonians yesterday after the Tory leader chose...

  29. September 8, 2009

    Labour accuses Cameron of elitism

    David Cameron won Tuesday after the Tory leader chose Sir George Young to replace Alan Duncan, who was demoted for...

  30. July 16, 2009

    Cuts threaten to cast steel industry into oblivion

    Britain's steel industry could follow its deep mining sector into oblivion without government intervention, wreaking similar...

  31. July 16, 2009

    Steel industry faces oblivion, MPs warn

    The steel industry could follow mining into oblivion without government intervention, wreaking similar devastation on...

  32. July 15, 2009

    Steel industry faces oblivion, MPs say

    The steel industry could follow mining into oblivion, wreaking similar devastation on communities as pit closures did 25...

  33. June 4, 2009

    No vow of silence on foreign labour

    From Mr David Frost. Sir, I was disappointed to hear the former Europe minister, Denis MacShane, brand the British Chambers...

  34. Westminster Blog

    March 25, 2009

    Osborne, tax havens and Tory hypocrisy

    What exactly was George Osborne thinking when he condemned Lord Myners for his past involvement in tax havens? Osborne is...

  35. February 23, 2009

    Watchdog to probe peer’s donations to Tories

    The Conservative party came under fresh attack over its relationship with Lord Ashcroft on Sunday night after the elections...

  36. February 23, 2009

    Watchdog to probe Ashcroft donations to Tories

    The Conservative party came under fresh attack over its relationship with Lord Ashcroft last night after the elections...

  37. January 27, 2009

    Buy British by all means but beware the backlash

    Who to follow - Gordon Brown or Sir Alan Sugar? The prime minister is "fighting hard" to prevent any return to beggar thy...

  38. January 26, 2009

    Buy British by all means but beware the backlash

    Who to follow – Gordon Brown or Sir Alan Sugar? The prime minister is “fighting hard” to prevent any return to beggar thy...

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