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.
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
Labour election campaign: Ed Miliband authorises ‘The Un-credible Shrinking Man’ pastiche targeting Nick Clegg
07 May 2014 08:22 PM
Critics claim video shows Labour lack policies and have 'nothing positive to say'
07 May 2014 07:26 PM
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 2 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant
- 3 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 4 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
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