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.
15 February 2013 12:26 PM
There's no doubt the legacy of the war in the UK has been dire, but we must look beyond this insular point of view
06 February 2013 07:51 PM
Mike Freer hesitated for a long time over whether to say anything at all when his fellow MPs argued over whether to legalise gay marriage. He is one of the newer MPs and it was not widely known in Parliament that he is gay.
'We believe the EU is stronger with the UK's involvement': Joe Biden to discuss referendum worries with David Cameron
05 February 2013 11:12 AM
The US Vice President, Joe Biden, is in London today for a working lunch with David Cameron, on the last day of a tour of European capitals.
04 February 2013 08:35 PM
Despite five successive defeats, the Tories believe Eastleigh can be theirs again. Andy McSmith gauges the mood on the ground
31 January 2013 12:00 AM
Protestors who took to the streets to save a south London hospital has scored a partial victory. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today that Lewisham Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department has been saved from total closure.
29 January 2013 07:02 PM
Nick Griffin, leader of the cash strapped far-right BNP, once fed his family on a rabbit that had been killed on the road.
28 January 2013 12:00 AM
Rage in Tory heartlands is likely to be elicited by publication of next stage of route
28 January 2013 12:00 AM
By-election shocks like the one in Bradford West last year, when Labour lost a seemingly rock solid safe seat to the maverick George Galloway could keep on happening, a new report warns.
27 January 2013 06:30 PM
Nick Clegg has given his strongest hint yet that he and his wife, Miriam, plan to send their oldest son, Antonio, to a private school.
27 January 2013 06:19 PM
A bizarre round of speculation about who might be the next Conservative party leader was set off by Tory MPs today, after admirers of the little-known backbench MP Adam Afriyie nominated him as their answer to Barack Obama.
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