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Denis MacShane

The roots of Brexit

In this extract from his diaries, a former Labour minister sees how anti-European mania gripped the Tory party under William Hague

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Orbán and Michel: the EU’s toxic twins

The Council president who U-turned over resignation and Hungary’s populist head bring shame on Brussels

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Sánchez’s return as Spain’s PM is messy - but it punctures the narrative of Europe moving rightwards

The amnesty causing outrage in Madrid is no different to what happened with Blair and Northern Ireland

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Three lessons from the defeat of Poland’s authoritarian government

The populists have been stopped in their tracks. It will soon be Britain’s turn to do likewise

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Poland’s election is a battle for the country’s soul

Can Donald Tusk turn back the populist tide in this weekend’s election? Or will PiS deal yet another blow to the EU’s hopes of unity?

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The EU’s wild card

In a union built on diplomacy, foreign minister Josep Borrell’s undiplomatic language has caused a stir - yet he has made more progress than his predecessors

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The echoes of Nixon in Greece

A phone-tapping scandal threatens to end the rule of prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and give power back to a reinvigorated left

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Poland's war on its own press

The country’s media is being forced back to the dark days of the Iron Curtain, warns ex-Europe minister DENIS MACSHANE, a former journalist once arrested in Warsaw by the communist authorities

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Europe's populists who got left behind

This was meant to be its moment but across the continent, populism has peaked. So what is replacing it?

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Tribute to a lifelong European

Denis MacShane on the late Dick Leonard, former Labour MP and dedicated campaigner to the European cause

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How Mitterrand won over an unlikely partner

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Former minister blasts Boris Johnson's defence policy for cutting links with European allies

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Why Boris Johnson is opting for a semi-Brexit

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The man who sped up France and Europe

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Will Labour become Brexit's little helpers?

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Can our royals salvage links between Europe and Brexit Britain?

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11 reasons why Boris Johnson will be bounced into securing a Brexit deal

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Five Brexit scenarios looming on horizon

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Former David Cameron aide is right to blast Tories for ignoring Brexit extension

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How Britain turned its back on Churchill’s vision for Europe soon after celebrating VE Day

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Boris Johnson’s return will lead to more agonising over Brexit rather than coronavirus

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What should Europe do after Brexit?

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DENIS MACSHANE: The threat of no-deal is now very real - Labour must unite to end it

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Reclaiming Churchill as the European campaigner

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DENIS MACSHANE: Chances of a Brexit deal between May and Corbyn are becoming less and less likely

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DENIS MACSHANE: Labour’s election message must be about a final say referendum

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The populist rise: Europe’s new politics

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Keep the People’s Vote celebrations on hold

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DENIS MACSHANE: Paddy the hero

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DENIS MACSHANE: Balkans in the balance

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DENIS MACSHANE: 10 compelling reasons to stay in the EU

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DENIS MACSHANE: Brexit is rotting the brains of our foreign secretaries

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