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).
07 May 2014 08:02 PM
01 May 2014 11:56 PM
Everyone was pretty friendly, reluctant, perhaps, to make an enemy of someone heading for the top
30 April 2014 10:48 PM
The row had all but turned into one about the nature of modern capitalism
29 April 2014 08:39 PM
28 April 2014 10:00 PM
This could be tricky. Time for a trip to Tallinn, one imagines future Chief Whips saying
The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown, book review: No politician wants to be seen as weak, but allowing ultimate power can be damaging
17 April 2014 03:30 PM
At one point in this persuasive analysis of political leadership, Archie Brown describes how after Khrushchev denounced Stalin in his 1956 "secret speech" he received a letter from an old Bolshevik recollecting a discussion with Stalin 30 years earlier.
10 April 2014 08:42 PM
After a week on the rack over Maria Miller David Cameron was finally able to relax with a nice easy task today: launching a campaign for an election on an issue over which his party is irrevocably split and in which it's widely predicted to come third.
09 April 2014 07:19 PM
Big day then, Alan. Talk us through Ed Miliband’s game. Well, Gary, it didn’t really catch fire until Ed’s fourth shot, pointing out that David Cameron had said six days ago that Maria Miller had “done the right thing’ and that we should ‘leave it at that’–“Does he now recognise that was a terrible error of judgement?”
08 April 2014 08:40 PM
Short, even shorter than Speaker John Bercow who introduced him in the Lords’ Royal Gallery, the politician, poet, academic and head of state, Michael D Higgins seemed curiously undaunted by the enormity of the moment as he began to speak in his high, precise voice.
08 April 2014 02:24 AM
If I was faced with the kind of questions she is faced with, I would really be quite worried indeed
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
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- 3 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 4 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 5 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs