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.
23 May 2014 07:29 PM
Ukip’s biggest backer has lavished millions on the party - driven by a visceral hatred of the European Union
Good day to bury bad news: Survey reveals South Downs is ripe for fracking and Government report puts major construction projects on 'red alert'
23 May 2014 11:51 AM
Billions of barrels of oil discovered beneath Tory heartlands as doubts are raised over HS2 and Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier's future
21 May 2014 12:00 AM
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Britain introduces conscription when the appeal to patriotic sentiment was no longer enough
15 May 2014 07:13 PM
As frontline losses grew, it became clear that only forced recruitment would keep the war effort going
14 May 2014 07:09 PM
13 May 2014 08:31 PM
09 May 2014 12:05 PM
Civil servants' diplomatic faux pas gets stinging rebuke from Foreign Office colleagues
08 May 2014 08:13 PM
08 May 2014 06:40 PM
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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