About Denis MacShane

Former Minister for Europe; Senior Advisor at Avisa Partners, Brussels. Denis's last book on Brexit was "Brexiternity. The Uncertain Fate of Britain" (IB Tauris-Bloomsbury, 2019). His latest book is “Must Labour Always Lose?” (Claret Press)
17 12, 2021

Barnier’s Secret Brexit Diary – A British perspective

By |2021-12-17T16:34:34+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

This book is one of the most important ever written on Britain’s tortuous relationship with Europe in the last 50 years. It has been dismissed as a book written by a haut fonctionnaire, what in English would be called a Whitehall Mandarin. Nothing could be further from the truth. The [...]

1 12, 2021

The Macron Obsession – a Very English Virus

By |2021-12-01T15:18:03+00:00December 1st, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What is it about England’s right-wing journalism and France? The obsessive hate against France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in papers like the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, and Spectator is without precedent. As news arrived of the death of 27 refugees drowned in the Straits of Dover, the Daily Mail summed up the style and language of the Francophobe [...]

23 06, 2021

A Brexit Cassandra

By |2021-06-24T09:32:25+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

6 years ago I published a book “Brexit. How Britain Will Leave Europe.” It came out before the May 2015 election. It set out all the reasons, based on 20 years of door knocking in what we now call a red wall seat, why I thought that if a populist [...]

23 04, 2021

100 Days of Brexit – the Phoney War Against Europe

By |2021-04-23T10:47:08+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first months of Brexit are a bit like the phoney war of autumn 1939 and winter-spring of 1940. No-one really know what its full impact will be. One thing is certain. Brexit has not been “done”. We are entering the era of “Brexiternity”. In so many ways Brexit is [...]

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