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#Corbyn – what vision of Europe?

#Corbyn – what vision of Europe?

| December 24, 2018

Owing to the twists and turns of the totally confused politics of Brexit, the prospect – and, to some, the spectre – of a UK government led by Jeremy Corbyn has definitely moved into the realm of the possible, writes Denis MacShane. However, the European left does not quite know what to make of Britain’s Labour leader. […]

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#Brexit – How will business cope?

#Brexit – How will business cope?

| December 22, 2018

At first sight it looked like a strong, clear statement criticizing Brexit. The UK’s top five industry and business federations declared they were “watching in horror as politicians have focused on factional disputes rather than practical steps that business needs to move forward”,  writes Dennis MacShane. Between them, the Confederation of British Industry, the British Chambers of […]

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#Brexit – Not even the end of the beginning

#Brexit – Not even the end of the beginning

| November 19, 2018

Now the first rule of politics kicks in. Start counting. Not the number of words in the 585 page Withdrawal Agreement or the 7 page political declaration but the number of MPs who will vote Yay or Nay, writes Denis MacShane, former UK Europe minister (pictured). Already London and Brussels are contradicting each other. Michel […]

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#BrusselsAttacks: Brexit and closing EU frontier will not stop Islamist terrorism

#BrusselsAttacks: Brexit and closing EU frontier will not stop Islamist terrorism

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the saddest aspects of the Brussels atrocities was the immediate efforts by anti-Europeans to proclaim that outside the EU Britain would be safe or safer from terror attacks, writes Denis MacShane. UKIP spokesmen were first into the gutter to try and exploit the Islamist killings in Brussels but Marine Le Pen and even Donald […]

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#Schengen is not same as free movement

#Schengen is not same as free movement

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the problematic aspects in both broader EU debates and the Brexit discussion is mixing up categories. So there is an elision between the passport free Schengen controls and free movement of EU citizens as one of the 4 EU freedoms. (Note the reference is to EU citizens, not to non-EU citizens or refugees, or […]

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#Brexit Cameron crosses Rubicon to Tory civil war on Europe

#Brexit Cameron crosses Rubicon to Tory civil war on Europe

By Denis MacShane Forget Labour’s infighting, which has rumbled since the party’s foretold defeat in May 2015. David Cameron has now crossed a Tory Rubicon to internal party civil war by telling ministers and MPs they do not have to obey government or party discipline on the question of Brexit. Now all the anti-EU papers […]

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EU should help Cameron before it’s too late

EU should help Cameron before it’s too late

| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

On his tenth anniversary as leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron must fear that his Brexit plebiscite will be his tombstone. It is inconceivable that a British prime minister who isolated Britain from Europe can stay in office. So Cameron has to find some solution so he has to tell his party and indeed […]

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