All articles by: Denis MacShane

Books: Germany – winners of the peace?

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by Denis MacShane

Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way by Paul Lever IB?Tauris £17.99 There has never been a Europe question, only a German question. Unlike Britain, France, Spain or Italy, with …

Books: The first of the German rebels

Published: April 21, 2017
Written by Denis MacShane

Martin Luther:?Catholic Dissident by Peter Stanford Hodder &?Stoughton £20 We celebrate two anniversaries of revolutions this year. The Russian revolution of 1917 shaped the 20th century. But a revolution that …

Books: NGO thriller

Published: March 12, 2017
Written by Denis MacShane

The Reykjavik Assignment by Adam Lebor Head Of Zeus £18.99 Trying to explain how big international organisations work is not easy. No one reads academic tomes. journalists find it hard …

Books: Corruption under the microscope

Published: January 25, 2017
Written by Denis MacShane

Called to Account by Margaret Hodge Little Brown £18.99 Unmasked:?Corrurption In The West by Laurence Cockcroft & Anne-Christine Wegener IB?Tuaris £12.99 Margaret Hodge, one of the most effective Labour politicians …

Books: Wake-up call for the west

Published: November 8, 2016
Written by Denis MacShane

Easternisation:?War And Peace In The Asian Century by Gideon Rachman The Bodley Head £20 When Theresa May said that someone who saw themselves as a “Citizen of the world was …

Time for reform of the labour market

Published: November 3, 2016
Written by Denis MacShane

I first stood for Parliament in 1974. Then the only story in town was immigration. A right-wing racist Conservative MP called Enoch Powell had set politics aflame with his argument …

Books: Currency conundrum

Published: October 25, 2016
Written by Denis MacShane

The Euro And Its Threat to The Future Of Europe by Joseph Stiglitz Allen Lane £20 The Euro is the one EU project on which the left and right appear …

Books: Escape from your political despair

Published: September 16, 2016
Written by Denis MacShane

The Other Side Of Silence by Philip Kerr Fatal Pursuit by Martin Walker Quercus £18.99 each Normally it is the holidays when we need some light relief.  But the political …

Memories of a reluctant minister

Published: August 9, 2016
Written by Denis MacShane

Westminster Diary by Bernard Donoughue IB?Tauris £25 Bernard Donoughue has written an important and fascinating account about the run-up to the 1997 election and Tony Blair’s arrival in Downing Street. …