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.
12 April 2015 09:14 PM
More than 90 per cent of estates are already exempt, because of an allowance of £325,000 per individual, or £650,000 for a married couple, already in force
12 April 2015 12:48 PM
Greens leader Natalie Bennett also spoke about a 60p tax rate for high earners
George Osborne refuses to answer how Tories will fund £8bn NHS pledge 15 times in excruciating interview on The Andrew Marr Show
12 April 2015 12:02 PM
The Conservatives claim NHS spending has risen under coalition rule
09 April 2015 07:01 PM
A document has been unearthed that proves that the SNP secretly approached the Tories to do a deal after the general election. No matter what Nicola Sturgeon may say, they were anticipating if not hoping for a Conservative victory. The price they demanded for co-operation was a free vote on devolution.
08 April 2015 07:18 PM
To soften the blow for Michael Gove when he was moved out of his job as Education Secretary into the non-Cabinet role of Chief Whip, Downing Street spun that he would be the “Minister for the Today programme”.
07 April 2015 05:21 PM
There was no MP in the outgoing Parliament more litigious than George Galloway - so unrestrained in hurling libels at Tony Blair
06 April 2015 07:33 PM
Two conservatives have called for an end to the personal attacks against Labour candidate Naz Shah
05 April 2015 08:11 PM
Diane James dismissed suggestions that the party would be fatally damaged if Mr Farage stood down as leader
03 April 2015 09:13 PM
Andy McSmith tours the London district demonised by the PM – and finds the locals bemused by his attack
Andy McSmith's Election Diary: We learnt one thing about Miliband... he never won a Blue Peter badge
02 April 2015 07:09 PM
Here’s one Ed didn’t make earlier
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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