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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

      Steel industry faces oblivion, MPs warn

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

    31. 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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