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.
04 September 2014 05:00 PM
03 September 2014 07:43 PM
It is hard to judge who is angriest with Douglas Carswell just now – old allies on the Tory Eurosceptic right who feel personally betrayed by his defection to Ukip, or Peter Lord, who until last week thought he was to be Ukip’s candidate in Clacton.
02 September 2014 07:13 PM
George Galloway has given his first interview since the fracas on a Notting Hill street which left him badly bruised and in need of hospital treatment, and has complained about the muted reaction from other politicians to his misfortunes.
01 September 2014 10:35 PM
Ian Edmondson, the former News Editor of the News of the World, appears to be feeling better than he was last December.
27 August 2014 01:41 PM
Former defence minister says arrival of so many non-Christians has 'presented a challenge'
26 August 2014 12:31 AM
A report by Ofsted last year criticised the quality of sex education in state schools
26 August 2014 12:22 AM
Alex Salmond has been warned that political leaders in Wales would fight to prevent an independent Scotland from entering a currency union with the rest of the UK.
25 August 2014 07:26 PM
The former attorney general has panned Mayor Boris Johnson recent remarks calling for all Britons returning from Syria to be jailed
25 August 2014 05:08 PM
Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has warned restricting foreign student numbers could harm UK
25 August 2014 03:00 AM
A day in Bournemouth is reckoned to cost a family from Aylesbury £172
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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- 2 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'