Donald Macintyre

Donald Macintyre writes political sketches for The Independent, having been Jerusalem correspondent since 2004, covering Israel and the Occupied Territories, as well as travelling for the paper to Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Libya and Egypt.

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Yvette Cooper went for the ‘statesmanlike high ground’ in her speech

Labour leadership: Yvette Cooper's asylum speech proves she has what it takes to lead

She used her position as shadow Home Secretary to connect the contest to the real world

Cyprus summit: After decades of division, are Greek and Turkish Cypriots now on the brink of a deal?

Greek and Turkish Cypriots are pushing to reimagine their country while old enmities fade, and have high hopes as their leaders meet today

Sir John Chilcot first announced the terms of reference of his inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war in 2009

It may come as no surprise that all is not well in the complicated land of the Chilcot Inquiry

Relying on the long process of Maxwellisation is making the report drag on

Ted Heath: Visiting the home of the first state-educated politician to lead the Tory party

Heath was the first ever state-educated Conservative leader - and as things stand 50 years later, he was possibly one of the last

Tony Blair delivers a speech to the Labour modernisers’ think-tank Progress

Donald Macintyre's sketch: A realm of almost Confucian abstraction

Tony Blair still has the Power - as he proved during his Progress speech

Jeremy Corbyn, the surprise frontrunner for next Labour leader

Imagine if Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister. What next?

Now it's OK to ask a question that seemed so outlandish a few weeks ago, maybe it's time to ask another

Cerys Matthews, author, singer and songwriter, urged peers not to ‘take away our culture’ with BBC cuts

Donald Macintyre's sketch: New BBC champion Cerys Matthews rises in the Lords

The Welsh singer and author charmed a pretty charmable committee

Chris Bryant

Donald Macintyre's sketch: MP attacks the Beeb's panel of 'piranhas'

The Democratic Unionist Party MPs were the most vigorous Beeb-bashers

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Iran nuclear deal: Benjamin Netanyahu should make most of this 'stunning mistake'

Netanyahu could actually claim – with some justice – that his own focus on Iran’s nuclear ambitions had helped to bring us to this point

Theresa May’s announcement did not go down well with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in the Commons

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Theresa May pours cold water on Boris Johnson's cannon

May jumped on the 'gang up on Boris Johnson' bandwagon

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