Daniel Boffey

For Daniel Boffey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Anti-apartheid movement recalls struggle

Dec 15, 2013

Anti-apartheid movement recalls struggle

Key figures in the British anti-apartheid movement have spoken of their sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela, whom they described as a reluctant poster boy of a campaign that ended up focusing the world’s attention on the horrors of apartheid South Africa. As ...

May 4, 2013

German chancellor urges U.K. to crack down on tax havens

The coalition’s plans to crack down on Britain’s tax havens were discussed April 13 at a meeting between British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, amid growing concerns in Germany. Merkel was understood to have had questions about the monitoring of ...

Thatcher 'gave nod to son's coup plans'

Apr 18, 2013

Thatcher 'gave nod to son's coup plans'

Margaret Thatcher approved of a failed attempt to use an army of mercenaries to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea, according to the unpublished memoirs of the chief protagonist of the bid — former SAS officer Simon Mann. The former prime minister, whose son, ...