Andy McSmith is a senior reporter at The Independent. He has vast experience in political journalism and has also appeared on documentaries for BBC Radio 4.
23 September 2014 12:00 AM
22 September 2014 09:23 PM
Strange how Prime Ministers are forgotten by the parties they lead
Labour Conference Diary: Ricky Tomlinson, the last Royle to be locked up makes a flying (picket) visit
21 September 2014 07:04 PM
More than 40 years ago, Tomlinson was one of 24 building workers arrested in North Wales and charged with various offences including conspiracy
19 September 2014 07:25 AM
But it’s Alex Salmond and the Yes campaign who have emerged with more credit
18 September 2014 10:58 PM
The sigh of relief from the Liberal Democrats’ Great George Street headquarters could almost be heard above the sound of Big Ben. They have a letter of resignation from an MP. Normally, it is a blow to a political party to lose an MP less than a year from a general election, but this is a loss the Liberal Democrats can live with.
18 September 2014 10:00 PM
It all seemed a foregone conclusion until a remarkable poll showed the Yes vote was ahead. Then the referendum campaign kicked off – noisily, sometimes violently, but somehow also gloriously
17 September 2014 07:16 PM
A shortlist of four women has been drawn up by the Conservative association in South Cambridgeshire
16 September 2014 07:54 PM
'This guy has no sexual inclination towards me. He just wants to destroy me' says Nadine Dorries
15 September 2014 08:02 PM
In the week when the UK’s continued existence is in question, some right-wing politicians in Madrid have ceremonially named a square Plaza de Margaret Thatcher, in honour of the Prime Minister who gave Scotland the poll tax.
11 September 2014 06:12 PM
The Speaker’s defeat has given heart to the Tories that want to oust him
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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- 4 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned PR disaster
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond