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. As Political Editor and then Chief Political Commentator, he previously covered the John Major and early Tony Blair era. He has written for the Daily Express, Sunday Times, Times and Sunday Telegraph, and Sunday Correspondent. He is the author of Mandelson and the Making of New Labour (2000).
19 September 2014 06:57 PM
What a long time is a day in Scottish politics. At 6.30am Alex Salmond, a little less bullish than usual, of course, as he accepted “the verdict of the people”, was still managing to make it sound if all that the Yes campaign had achieved – record turn-out, a once unthinkable 45 per cent vote for independence, the vow of devo max – were just as good as mere victory would have been.
18 September 2014 10:00 PM
Although he had been chatting to his nationalist counterpart monitoring the polling station in Alexandria, James Smart, a Freddie Mercury tribute singer, was probably one of the lonelier No volunteers in Scotland yesterday.
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18 September 2014 01:32 PM
It's the latest reason why a Yes vote could be a headache for Miliband
17 September 2014 09:52 PM
Donald Macintyre in Perth sees the First Minister promise ‘a day Scotland will never forget’
11 September 2014 07:58 PM
It’s probably the nearest a politician gets to a pleasure denied to most of us, that of attending his own funeral.
10 September 2014 09:49 PM
No campaigners will hope that “TeaLady17” is part of a trend
10 September 2014 12:01 AM
Is there an inner politician under his economist’s skin?
09 September 2014 01:16 AM
Scottish news editors have long commanded reporters to “put a kilt on it” – find a Caledonian angle, in other words, to a story that lacks one it its original form.
04 September 2014 06:40 PM
As William Hague rose to announce next week’s Commons business, was he missing the glamour of the Nato summit? Was he aching to be back as Foreign Secretary, basking in what Wales Online aptly described as a day of “pomp, politics and protests”, followed by a glittering dinner at Cardiff Castle and an obligatory bonding game of golf on Celtic Manor’s fabled Ryder Cup course with – say – the foreign minister of the Kyrgyz Republic?
03 September 2014 08:57 PM
The Commons isn’t often as hyper-consensual as this. Ed Miliband and David Cameron were united over the latest Isis atrocity.
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