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Denis MacShane, the former Labour MP for Rotherham, has admitted that as a "Guardian reading liberal leftie" he shied away from the issue of the oppression of women in the Muslim community.

Mr MacShane, who resigned in 2012 over an expenses fraud for which he was later jailed, insisted no-one came to him with child abuse allegations during his 18 years in Parliament, but admitted he should have "burrowed into" the issue.

He told the BBC: "I think there was a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat if I may put it like that."


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