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.
10 June 2015 07:42 PM
Lord Ashcroft tweeted that if Labour were to auction the eight foot six inch high menhir, he would start the bidding at £100,000
09 June 2015 08:31 PM
All five potential candidates were on stage at the GMB's annual conference
09 June 2015 07:44 PM
The year marked George Galloway's arrival in Parliament as a Labour MP
08 June 2015 07:11 PM
Straw would have been in line before being embarrassed by a sting
08 June 2015 06:31 PM
The unwritten rules that decide who has the right to govern us
The Independent Guide to the UK Constitution: What everyone should know about the most explosive political issue of our time
07 June 2015 08:55 PM
The UK’s democratic liberties are the envy of the world. They are also precarious. We have no written constitution, and the unwritten traditions on which we rely instead are increasingly being called into question. Human rights, the monarchy, Europe, the sovereignty of Parliament, the formation of governments – are there any first principles on which we can agree? On the eve of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Andy McSmith kicks off a week-long series on a subject of vital national importance
05 June 2015 09:03 PM
Kennedy's passing highlights how easily politicians succumb to alcohol
04 June 2015 08:12 PM
If Salmond wants to bully women into silence, I can only suggest that he looks for a softer target, because Soubry can give as good as she gets
04 June 2015 12:46 AM
The first PMQs since the general election was a noisy affair, with some notable absentees
03 June 2015 07:08 PM
Shapps then had to leave the front bench in the Commons, where he had sat for 30 minutes without saying a word
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?
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If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 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