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 difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003