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.
26 December 2014 09:18 PM
The remarks by Trevor Shonk, a member of Kent County Council, were another embarrassment for the party’s leader Nigel Farage
26 December 2014 05:27 PM
One school in Brixton had 17 pupils when it opened, but was big enough to accept 120
26 December 2014 04:51 PM
Theresa May overruled proposals from her own officials
19 December 2014 07:11 PM
Young and clear-eyed, she saw the Ward trial for what it was and refused to play her role
18 December 2014 07:42 PM
There were many strange things about the party that David and Samantha Cameron threw at Chequers last week.
Cuba-US relations: How one Caribbean island stood up to Uncle Sam and became the home of radical chic
17 December 2014 08:51 PM
It had a romantic pull, a state ruled by men who still dressed like revolutionaries, and which defied the American behemoth
17 December 2014 06:44 PM
Ed Balls ruffled a few feathers in the Labour Party 11 months ago, when he disclosed that he had had a talk with Nick Clegg, seemingly about the possibility of Labour going into coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
16 December 2014 06:13 PM
If there is one thing a Whitehall civil servant surely needs, it is a desk.
08 December 2014 12:00 AM
The Conservatives are clinging to the hope that they can win an outright majority at next year's general election
04 December 2014 07:18 PM
Witty and flamboyant in his Edwardian suits, under him the Liberals’ fortunes revived
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
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