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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