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.
05 January 2015 07:48 PM
The BBC presenter and comic who once confessed to being a former drug user, lives close to Galloway’s old constituency
02 January 2015 05:48 PM
The colourful love life and suspected treachery of a Russian countess exiled in London after the Bolshevik revolution kept the security services occupied for years. But what was the truth about Moura Budberg?
31 December 2014 05:35 PM
Cochrane's diaries are a lively, amusing read
29 December 2014 12:14 AM
IPPR's chief economist has urged the Bank of England not to follow its custom of raising rates as the economy expands
28 December 2014 07:50 PM
There were scenes of chaos at King's Cross on Saturday when trains were cancelled because maintenance work was not finished on time
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.
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 3 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 4 The most powerful passports in the world
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years