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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Nick Clegg extended and received forgiveness on LBC on Thursday

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: All bets are off as Nick Clegg bamboozles Nick Ferrari with charm and innocence

How a pre-election bet left Clegg looking like the honourable man

Amal Clooney, pictured outside the Supreme Court in London this week

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Amal Clooney drops in to chamber but wheelchairs are not welcome

Boris Johnson seemed less riveted than Mrs Clooney during a visit to PMQs

Michael Gove, the new Justice Secretary

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Michael Gove whips up plenty of bonhomie for debut

Gove has been released from the Trappist silence of his role as Chief Whip

Iain Duncan Smith says the onus is on companies to pay staff better to compensate for tax credit cuts

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Iain Duncan Smith plays cards close to chest on welfare plan

His response to questions on the cuts was of the 'that’s for me to know and you to find out' variety

Jesse Norman is the Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: It’s fantastic to blow your own trumpet

Humphrey Lyttelton can play wind instruments, but will he be helpful as chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee?

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Donald Macintyre's Sketch: George Osborne suffers attack of the Bennites in PMQs audition

He’s still intact – even if like all auditions this one ended with a: 'Don’t call us, we’ll call you'

Alex Salmond argued that any decision to leave the EU should be endorsed by all four 'constituent nations'

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Six hours to discuss how to run a referendum

Heaven help us when we actually get to the referendum itself

The SNP’s Stewart Hosie has called for Scotland to be given “full fiscal responsibility” – controlling all domestic taxes and spending

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: The Scots want fiscal control... just not quite now

Stewart Hosie gave an eloquent plea for 'full fiscal responsibility'

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Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Theresa May's masterclass in the art of politics

May's response to a report critical of her spy plans was pure gold

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Classy Harriet Harman puts David Cameron on back foot

Harman's allusion of an old Etonian lacking 'class' sobered Mr Cameron quickly

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