Brian Brady

Brian Brady is Whitehall Editor for The Independent on Sunday.

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David Cameron and the Home Secretary, Theresa May (pictured), highlighted a possible 40p baseline for alcohol earlier this year when they confirmed the coalition supported minimum pricing

Cameron to set minimum price for alcohol

PM to publish plan this week to tackle binge drinking by outlawing cheap drink

John Prescott was the best-known casualty of the police commissioner elections

John Prescott vows: I'll be back!

The former Deputy Prime Minister won't be retiring, despite his humiliating defeat in the police commissioner elections last week – a process that left voters around the country cold

Crosby: street-fighter reputation

No 10 signs up Boris's campaign manager

David Cameron has hired Boris Johnson's controversial polling guru in an attempt to keep the Tories in power beyond the next general election, in 2015, it emerged last night.

Liverpool FC emblem on Anfield stadium’s gates. Victims’ families want inquiries to be ‘knitted together’

Hillsborough: Fears of delay and duplication

Home Secretary rejects appeal for 'special prosecutor' to co-ordinate inquiries into disaster

Ukrainian lion tamer Vladislav Goncharov, at a circus
in Budapest

Circuses blow their top at lion licensing plan

Owners say proposal is 'disrespectful' and could drive them out of business

Campaigners say anonymity for child sex defendants would be a step backwards

Child abuse: Rochdale MP calls for "the truth" about Sir Cyril Smith

Allegations of abuse were printed by Private Eye in 1979

Lord Patten greets his new DG in September

John Humphrys vs George Entwistle: A humiliating interview, and a career was at an end

Humphrys destroyed his boss in a memorable encounter on the ‘Today’ programme, and within hours Entwistle did the honourable thing and quit

Fuzzy logic: Homes near to 4G base stations may need a filter to maintain TV reception

Roll-out of 4G leaves UK with £180m bill

Millions expected to suffer from interference

You have the right to remain silent: nearly 85 per cent of voters are expected to shun the ballot on Thursday

David Cameron's police reform fails to impress

This week's turnout for elected commissioners could be the lowest ever

John Prescott (Labour) - Humberside
The former deputy prime minister pledges to resist job cuts, give better support to the victims of crime, and fund a drive against alcohol-related offences through a “late-night levy” on late-opening problem pubs

Move along now. There's nothing to see here: Police commissioner elections fail to take off

Brian Brady reports from a meeting in Hull – where only one person turned up

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