Brian Brady

Brian Brady is Whitehall Editor for The Independent on Sunday.

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Anger at MPs who prefer hotels to home

'London landlords' rent out their own properties then rack up claims for staying in the capital

The Leppings Lane end at Hillsborough as the full scale of the April 1989 disaster begins to sink in

Pressure grows on insurer over Hillsborough

Critics say RSA should be compelled to hand over documents relating to stadium disaster

Ed Miliband's concession to looking more human was not to wear a tie

The man who would be PM keeps his cards close to chest and his rhetoric woolly

He was supposed to be walking into the bear pit. He emerged unscathed, with a jaunty air and a geeky smile.

South Korea's offending sign

Another faux pas mars end of Games

London's attempts to unite the globe in the official Olympic promotion of excellence, friendship and respect looked a little tarnished amid the embarrassment of two diplomatic incidents that came at the start and end of the 2012 Games.

In the stands: David Cameron cheers on swimmer Keri-Anne Payne

PM pledges millions for Team GB at Rio 2016 Olympics

David Cameron will today guarantee Lottery funding for Britain's best athletes for four more years in an attempt to confound predictions that the legacy of London 2012 might be squandered before the next Games, in 2016.

Divided rule: Grassroots want Nick Clegg, right, to take a much harder line with David Cameron

'Get tough on Tories' urge Clegg activists

Tensions rise as party rank-and-file is enraged by failure of Lords reform

In the red: Student debt has risen to an average of £13,000 per graduate

Thousands of ex-students over-pay loans

Company responsible for scheme has taken £36.5m more than it was owed from wages

David Cameron and Aidan Burley

Tory MP says Boyle launch 'leftie crap'

Cameron now urged to discipline outspoken backbencher Aiden Burley

Drug driving law will hit medicine users

Crackdown on irresponsible addicts could affect motorists who take prescribed painkillers daily

Poll reveals falling confidence in Tory leadership

Confidence in George Osborne's capacity to lead Britain out of recession suffers a further blow today, as a new poll for The Independent on Sunday shows that only one in five people believes he should stay as Chancellor.

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The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
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Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness