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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Duncan Smith was known during his short tenure as Conservative leader as the Quiet Man. He was not quiet yesterday

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Iain Duncan Smith head cheerleader as Tories roar on their hero

He could hardly contain his excitement at the announcement of a new 'national living wage'

A photographer photographs a man waiting to vote in the referendum at a school in the suburbs of Athens

After the election, no one trusts the polls. But why did we ever?

What was striking about the UK polls was the authority ascribed to them, even though they had all erred before

Chris Grayling and the Conservatives remain clueless on how the union and further devolution can work together

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: MPs rearrange the constitutional deckchairs

English votes for English laws is not running smoothly

Return: A Palestinian Memoir by Ghada Karmi - book review: An enduring account of Palestinian loss and struggle

Return has acompelling narrative structure, rich in precisely observed vignettes

Policing minister Mike Penning is a normally genial figure

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Deep dives in search of money for policing

The genial policing minister unexpectedly lashed out at a new Labour MP

Chancellor George Osborne will present his post-election budget on 8th July (Getty)

Osborne’s Budget will touch on social reform – but he’s no Lloyd George

A truly entrepreneurial  society requires fewer silver spoons in fewer mouths

Ed Miliband spoke out in the Commons about the closure of Hatfield Colliery

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Ed Miliband digs deep for miners - will he be the new Hague?

He seems remarkably at ease as just the plain backbench MP for Doncaster North

The Mayor of London didn't show his face at PMQs on Wednesday

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Minus Boris Johnson, MPs aligned according to flight paths

Boris was lucky to miss PMQs as the debate over Heathrow expansion raged

Sajid Javid, the new Business Secretary, is a Thatcher fan – but vague on policy so far

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Commons breeding in the summer sunshine

Business Questions failed to really elaborate on anything

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Donald Macintyre's Sketch: We need sympathy for Tunisia victims before the shaming begins

What struck home in the Commons was the MPs from across the country naming constituents who were killed or injured in the attack

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