Brian Brady

Brian Brady is Whitehall Editor for The Independent on Sunday.

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Tough talk: David Cameron will make immigration an election issue

New migrants will not get free housing, warns David Cameron as Prime Minister stakes out ground for next election

Special Report: And access to the benefits system and the NHS will also be restricted, as the PM stakes out his ground for the next election

Smallpox plan: A vial of vaccine, part of the fight against a terror attack in January 2003

£80m 'wasted' on smallpox terror threat

Leading scientist says fear that terrorists might attack Britain with the virus was 'far-fetched'

The Education Secretary, Michael Gover

'Not good': Ofsted gives a mixed verdict on education reforms in major setback for Michael Gove

Substantial improvements needed in three of the first nine free schools to be inspected, yet Government is pushing ahead with hundreds more

David Cameron scored dismally in a poll among party activists

Tory poll has bad news for the PM: Labour will win the next election

David Cameron's hopes of holding on to power beyond the next election suffered a fresh blow last night, as a new poll of marginal constituencies suggested Ed Miliband was on course to win an 84-seat majority in 2015.

The Education Secretary, Michael Gover

Defeatist? Us? Pupil challenges Michael Gove to visit his school

Brian Brady on the 16-year-old incensed by the minister's criticism of his education

Lady-in-waiting: Theresa May outlined strategies that she hoped would lead to a Tory victory in 2015

Theresa May's speech leaves Tories in no doubt – she's after the top job

Home Secretary pledges loyalty to Cameron but urges party to empower all the people, not just elites

Conservative backbenchers increased the pressure on David Cameron to change course

Pressure builds on David Cameron to return to core Tory values

Conservative backbenchers increased the pressure on David Cameron to change course and offer a "mainstream" alternative, after the party slumped to a humiliating third place in the Eastleigh by-election.

The Defence Secretary was speaking at an Arctic training camp

Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, fires first shots in budget war

The Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, has sparked a new outbreak of coalition feuding, calling for fresh welfare cuts in order to protect spending on the armed forces.

Sir David Omand backs coalition's plans for 'secret courts'

One of Britain's most senior intelligence figures has joined the Government's campaign to force through controversial reforms that critics claim will allow cases to be decided in a new generation of "secret courts".

Place your bets: A woman checks the political parties’ odds in a bookmaker’s window in Eastleigh, Hampshire, yesterday

Defection mars Lib Dems' fight for Eastleigh

Former constituency chief accuses Nick Clegg of betraying NHS as he shifts to anti-reform party

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The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing
The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower