Incorrect Mr MacShane, incorrect

MacShane spent nearly seven weeks in Belmarsh, an institution housing murderers and terrorists, and Brixton, before serving the rest of his sentence with an electronic tag. While he learnt much from his experience, it’s clear the former Rotherham MP believes he should never have been there in the first place.

‘I don’t excuse myself,’ he says in the first interview since his release. ‘I’m guilty as charged. I’m the author of my own misfortune… although I’m not sure an honest reader would think I should have gone to prison.

We not only thought you should have gone we howled with laughter when you did.

For there are those of us who recall you making claims about Nigel Farage’s expenses during an election campaign…….

12 comments on “Incorrect Mr MacShane, incorrect

  1. They still don’t get that we expect them to adhere to high standards and when they don’t they get no sympathy whatsoever, other than the usual sycophants or the rest of the ruling class.

  2. “I’m not sure an honest reader would think I should have gone to prison.”

    Well, I’m honest and I am sorry you couldn’t be sentenced to hard labour as it was my tax money you stole, from my hard labour. Also rather than beingbtagged on parole I am sure a lot of honest people would have been happy if you were placed in stocks beside a convenient pile of aging cabbage and tomatoes. And then to pay back your debt to society you could have donated a kidney, blood every six weeks for the rest of your life and your parliamentary pension, you egotistical,mselfserving thief.

  3. I thought he should have been hanged in a gibbet in Parliament Square as a dreadful warning to others. But bearing in mind this is Denis MacShane we are talking about, I thought he should have been hanged in a gibbet long before his conviction for expenses fiddling.

  4. MacShane spent nearly seven weeks in Belmarsh, an institution housing murderers and terrorists…

    I think the murderers and terrorists have more grounds to complain they were housed with a corrupt politician.

  5. WKPD has a bit to say. My favourite is “He was fired by the BBC after using a fake name to call the radio phone-in programme he worked on at the time.”

    How evil do you have to be to be fired by the BBC?

  6. Thanks for drawing attention to the article, Tim. A pleasurable read on a Sunday morning. Savoured every word & even reread passages. Just one regret.
    Would have been much more enjoyable reading it in 2024.

  7. Typically for a politician, he implies that you are dishonest or partisan for wanting a corrupt politician to go to jail.

  8. “Is it my imagination, or does the word ‘repentance’ no longer exist in the OED?”

    It’s in the OED: but not in Hansard.

  9. Spot on Tim, Indeed for his rampant Europhilia had the Tories had the good sense to repeal the European Convention on Human Rights he could have faced the first treason charges for decades and suffered the potential penalty for that under the law pre 1997. Richard Littlejohn (whom I wouldn’t usually necessarily quote) calls him ‘Mcshameless’ and that seems a fair summation – possessed of marginally more of a sense of humor than Eoin Clarke, Owen Jones, Lee Jasper, Richard Murphy or Diane Abbott (to damn with faint praise…) but otherwise reprehensible

  10. He’s got a point though. Why did he go to prison and all the others are still outside? If I’d been caught fiddling my expenses (i.e. stolen £thousands from my employer) I’d have expected to end up in jail. Lucky for me I wasn’t caught. 🙂

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