Denis the Menace - remember him of Beano fame? And no, would I link Beano to MPs expenses? Temptation is great though - writes an article in the Grauniad on the subject of the Conservative Party's links with what MacShane calls 'hard-right parties' in Europe.
One has to ask though whether someone born with the surname Matyjaszek might not have a conflict of interest here? Because someone in their youth joined a far-right party, rather than another one, does not make them a pariah, does it?
Not that I am in any way a supporter of the present Conservative Party but, I mean to say Denis, how many serving members of the Labour government and party were members, in their youth, of the Communist Party?