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.
04 May 2015 08:08 PM
Donald Macintyre considers Clegg’s position – fighting for his own seat and campaigning with other Lib Dem candidates while at the same time trying to convince wavering voters that he did not ‘sell out’ for the sake of power
Palestine Speaks, edited by Cate Malek & Mateo Hoke; Letters to Palestine, edited by Vijay Prashad, book reviews
23 April 2015 02:00 PM
16 April 2015 11:11 PM
It was Ed’s “come on if you’re hard enough” moment, one in which he stared into the camera and appealed directly to the viewers at home. Or rather one viewer, David of London SW1. “David: if you think this election is about leadership, then debate me one on one.” On one thing at least, the five leaders were in harmony. As Nicola Sturgeon put it, it was a “disgrace” that Cameron wasn’t there.
15 April 2015 08:41 PM
Unlike in 2010, Ukip has a ‘credible plan’. Just don’t mention the foreign Aids patients
14 April 2015 06:11 PM
Introducing David Cameron yesterday Theresa May set out her own stall in case it all goes wrong with a bid for one of the more bizarre Guinness Book of Records entries, up there with the most people throwing flip-flops simultaneously and the fastest 100 metre sprint on all fours. “I have excluded more hate preachers than any other Home Secretary,” she announced.
09 April 2015 07:18 PM
The Mayor of London was in a stationer’s shop in New Malden discussing Sappho. As you do.
08 April 2015 07:22 PM
Joey Essex – reality TV star, professional numbskull and general demotic It-boy – seems to be taking over the election. Because he is young and supposedly famous (if only for being famous) party leaders are now, unbelievably, queuing up to appear in his imminent new ITV2 mini-series.
07 April 2015 08:51 PM
He’s back and he’s angry. And not with Ed Miliband! Though he behaved as if he’d never been away from Sedgefield. The sunny weather was what “you can always expect in the North-east”, he joked, like a man who had come to rest in County Durham instead of criss-crossing the world at dizzying speed for the past seven years.
02 April 2015 11:23 PM
You had to hope it wasn’t an ITV ad booker’s joke to run a commercial for “Confused.com” in the break. Because there was quite a lot for the viewer to be puzzled about. Seven party leaders attacking each other from whole different political directions is hardly what we’re used to.
01 April 2015 08:33 PM
George Osborne kicked off the first of no doubt countless warehouse campaign events by addressing workers in a cold and cavernous hangar packed with soft drinks at Britvic’s “flagship plant” in Leeds yesterday. A good call, because by an astonishing coincidence the company’s chairman Gerald Corbett had been among 103 businessmen who signed a Telegraph letter that very morning saying what a good job the Chancellor was doing.
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