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 January 2015 09:46 PM
The Iraq Report – Part 2: Invasion and occupation of Iraq
23 January 2015 09:46 PM
The Iraq Report – Part 1: The beginning
22 January 2015 06:36 PM
White Dee, heroine of the Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street, has been advised by her agent to shun politics. If the bookies are correct, she has a better chance than any other challenger of unseating the incumbent Labour MP Shabana Mahmood in Birmingham Ladywood where she lives, but her manager, Barry Tomes, thinks she should forget it. He has advised his client, whose real name is Deirdre Kelly, that she can make more money by being a media personality. She is thought to have been paid £100,000 for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.
21 January 2015 07:18 PM
Gordon Ramsay has had a bad week. In addition to losing a court battle over a rent agreement, which will set him back more than £2m, he has suffered the insult of having David Cameron say he would rather eat at Nando’s than in an establishment run by the celebrity chef.
20 January 2015 07:27 PM
The pundit and publisher Iain Dale has finally come up with a lame excuse for not keeping the most famous promise he ever made. On election night in 2010, Dale poured scorn on a BBC exit poll that predicted the Liberal Democrats would win as few as 59 seats. If that proved true, Dale promised, he would “run naked down Whitehall”. Actually, the poll overestimated rather than underestimated Nick Clegg’s appeal. They won 57 seats.
19 January 2015 08:02 PM
And what on earth makes Paxman think someone like Churchill could not be elected now?
18 January 2015 10:03 PM
Tony Blair’s earnings would be made public if a Tory backbench motion is passed
18 January 2015 06:06 PM
Deputy Prime Minister says PMQs is 'ridiculous' and 'should be scrapped'
18 January 2015 05:10 PM
Deputy PM says Tories are 'are swivelling around a lot' over the contests
18 January 2015 11:43 AM
The Deputy Prime Minister's answer was simply 'no'
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British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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