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.
29 June 2015 04:15 AM
Research says such families will be £2,000 worse off by the next election
29 June 2015 12:03 AM
Home Secretary says authorities do not believe UK tourists were singled out
Increase in Lib Dem peers risks sparking a 'crisis' in the House of Lords as rivals complain party is already over-represented
26 June 2015 06:04 PM
The Lib Dems' numbers in the Lords far exceed the party’s popular support
25 June 2015 06:16 PM
Amber Rudd stepped up to the Dispatch Box to answer questions for the first time in her new capacity as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
24 June 2015 07:01 PM
The Prime Minister's record on deploying street slang is not a happy one
23 June 2015 07:11 PM
Ready he may be, but is he actually a Conservative?
22 June 2015 06:52 PM
The Labour party leader nominee is starting to get more popular than many of his colleagues were hoping
19 June 2015 12:46 PM
The proposed restoration of the Parliament building has nothing to do with making life comfortable for MPs
Margaret Thatcher showed no reaction after order to sink Belgrano ship during Falklands War, papers reveal
18 June 2015 09:23 PM
The extraordinary insight comes from a newly released document in which she set down her own account of the 1982 Falklands War
18 June 2015 07:46 PM
Badly in need of renovation, the crumbling Palace of Westminster could become a building site for 40 years - unless MPs move out
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 4 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth