Out. Thanks to Sir K and Sir K and SIr N for 6 fascinating humbling weeks and to the 100s who sent letters. Sorry journo pals. No interviews
— Denis MacShane (@DenisMacShane) February 7, 2014
Convicted fraudster MacShane was sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding taxpayers of £13,000 in forged receipts. He has served just six weeks. The law should be unsparing when lawmakers become lawbreakers – is this really justice?
UPDATE: MacShane is now comparing himself to Corrie star Bill Roache, found not guilty of sex offences yesterday. The difference: Roache was cleared of all charges and MacShane is a convicted fraudster.