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.
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
26 December 2014 09:18 PM
The remarks by Trevor Shonk, a member of Kent County Council, were another embarrassment for the party’s leader Nigel Farage
26 December 2014 05:27 PM
One school in Brixton had 17 pupils when it opened, but was big enough to accept 120
26 December 2014 04:51 PM
Theresa May overruled proposals from her own officials
19 December 2014 07:11 PM
Young and clear-eyed, she saw the Ward trial for what it was and refused to play her role
18 December 2014 07:42 PM
There were many strange things about the party that David and Samantha Cameron threw at Chequers last week.
Cuba-US relations: How one Caribbean island stood up to Uncle Sam and became the home of radical chic
17 December 2014 08:51 PM
It had a romantic pull, a state ruled by men who still dressed like revolutionaries, and which defied the American behemoth
17 December 2014 06:44 PM
Ed Balls ruffled a few feathers in the Labour Party 11 months ago, when he disclosed that he had had a talk with Nick Clegg, seemingly about the possibility of Labour going into coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
16 December 2014 06:13 PM
If there is one thing a Whitehall civil servant surely needs, it is a desk.
08 December 2014 12:00 AM
The Conservatives are clinging to the hope that they can win an outright majority at next year's general election
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
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- 5 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory