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.
24 November 2014 07:42 PM
A question worth asking is whether the Home Office is focusing enough of its resources on immigration, the issue which has been Ukip’s biggest selling point
21 November 2014 06:36 PM
Party won just 349 votes
21 November 2014 06:02 PM
Bermuda boasts of being ‘the risk capital of the world’
20 November 2014 07:09 PM
Labour’s last day of campaigning in the Rochester by-election would have gone better if Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South, had not turned to help. Out on the stomp, she was so taken by a house decked in three St George flags, with a white van parked outside, that she took a picture and posted it on Twitter, with the caption “Image from Rochester.”
20 November 2014 07:00 PM
‘They’re trying to hit me with some bill, can you believe it?’ he tells US radio station
19 November 2014 06:55 PM
“I came from a poor Irish, not particularly well educated background… I am in fact ‘a pleb’,” Bob Geldof said in evidence in the Old Bailey libel trial on behalf of his friend, former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell.
18 November 2014 06:18 PM
As the Conservatives struggle to hold Rochester and Strood against the rising wave of Ukip support, they have produced an eight-page newspaper called Kelly Talks, which boasts of an “exclusive” interview with their candidate Kelly Tolhurst. “I have seen the negative impact that uncontrolled immigration can have,” she told the paper. The writer adds that “Kelly raised an eyebrow by telling the Prime Minister that something needs to be done about immigration.”
17 November 2014 06:19 PM
The contest to be Parliament’s most shameless attention-seeker features many ego-driven males, but fewer women.
Alex Salmond departs as Scotland's First Minister - but this ruthless political operator is not going to fade away
13 November 2014 07:50 PM
After running things north of the border, he could find a new lease of life as major player on the UK national scene
13 November 2014 07:02 PM
Sir John Major’s warning, delivered before the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, that Britain may leave the EU was an interesting contrast with the previous speech he delivered to that institution.
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
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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