Denis MacShane

Britain Will Leave the European Union — Hélas!

A former minister for Europe explains why the Europhiles are losing—and why the French still don’t believe Cameron is serious

ONLINE Only: Why Pick on Israel, Mr Cameron?

Britain should support Turkey's European ambition. Criticising Israel's policy on Gaza is not the way to do it

India: Tariq Ali’s Plan for Pakistan

Although previously banned, Tariq Ali's books can now be read anywhere in Pakistan. In the aftermath of the jihadist attacks in Mumbai and on the Sri Lankan cricket team, will the Brit-Pak's fluent words offer any solutions to the problems there?

‘Is there an absolute measure to settle the argument on limits of freedom of speech? No. Each law-making democracy must decide for itself’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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