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.
22 May 2015 09:46 PM
Kendall has suddenly emerged as her party's best hope
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: With flashes of mischief, Blairite Liz Kendall slayed Labour’s sacred cows
21 May 2015 09:05 PM
She needed to show she was serious, as well as likeable
20 May 2015 07:31 PM
The conference was quite a show, with Channel Four’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy moonlighting as starry compère and a scary movie within a scary movie
19 May 2015 07:52 PM
On day two of the new Parliament they came, they queued, they swore
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: First day in House of Commons marked by a jostle for seats and deference to a Speaker the Tories couldn’t budge
18 May 2015 07:46 PM
Stuff was badly needed to rescue the whole thing from becoming that toe-curlingly inauthentic enormity known as 'the House of Commons at its best'
11 May 2015 07:56 PM
Boris turned up for the ritual love-in that was Tory 1922 committee meeting
08 May 2015 08:00 PM
Life proved more dramatic than art, but everyone kept their composure
General Election 2015: 'We want to say to our children - our generation did the right thing,' says David Cameron
06 May 2015 10:42 PM
In his final election essay, Donald Macintyre sees the Prime Minister get passionate with the people of Carlisle
05 May 2015 09:39 PM
In his latest essay on the party leaders, Donald Macintyre is impressed by the assurance of a man who was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind as he casts a line to the disaffected of Grimsby
04 May 2015 08:16 PM
The Ukip leader delivered his big election speech in the port town of Grimsby
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan