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 January 2015 06:11 PM
Register shows former Education Secretary accepted £1,250 tickets to Capital FM’s pre-Christmas ball
12 January 2015 05:25 PM
Who is the expert who called Birmingham 'totally Muslim'?
08 January 2015 06:19 PM
While the world’s eyes were focused on the horror in Paris on Wednesday evening, MPs were engaged in a widely unreported debate on whether it is the Government’s job to protect you from a bad hair-do.
07 January 2015 05:57 PM
It has been a long time since Parliament has heard from Tony Blair but he has now, reluctantly, agreed to revisit the building.
06 January 2015 07:28 PM
It was no surprise today that Mark Pritchard should call for men accused of rape to be protected by anonymity. His fellow Tory MP Nigel Evans made the same call – that the law protects the anonymity of the accuser but not the accused – after his highly publicised trial for rape which ended in the Deputy Speaker’s acquittal.
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
Oscars 2015: Birdman beats Boyhood as Eddie Redmayne and Patricia Arquette win big - as it happened
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
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