Archie Bland joined the Independent in 2008. After stints as foreign editor, Saturday editor and deputy editor, he was appointed as senior writer in 2013.
05 January 2014 12:00 AM
It is not liberal weediness to baulk at whole-life sentences. It's knowing that, without a hairline of hope, those in prison become more dangerous
02 January 2014 06:14 PM
Perhaps his father’s role might have played a part in the decision to invent an entirely new course
Doctor Who to Sherlock: TV franchises now have such devoted followings that casual viewers are alienated
02 January 2014 06:14 PM
The joy derived from a story is in direct correlation to the amount of work you put in
29 December 2013 12:00 AM
The Christmas messages of the whistleblower and the monarch dovetail nicely; the one showing off the family addition, the other fearful of a lack of privacy
27 December 2013 12:27 PM
It was a year of storms in teacups; but also of real storms, meteorological and metaphorical, that actually mattered
22 December 2013 12:00 AM
While Nigella is said to be damaged goods, the rap artist R Kelly is accused of terrible things and no one minds. Is it because his accusers are young black women?
17 December 2013 05:43 PM
But can they move on and re-establish their probity?
Nelson Mandela funeral: From Princess Diana to Margaret Thatcher – public mourning is a noisy business. But Madiba’s family deserve privacy for his burial
15 December 2013 12:05 AM
Some figures are such potent symbols that we all express our grief, loudly
09 December 2013 01:21 PM
Activist wins 'unprecedented' deportation case as judge overturns Theresa May's decision
08 December 2013 12:00 AM
The stampede of pundits to express a view about the man cheapens his remarkable achievements – and makes false heroes of the politically inert
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train