Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express. He writes regularly for all Independent titles.
26 April 2015 03:45 PM
Is it too much to ask that the leading lights might throw off their shackles, and project a positive reason to vote for them?
12 April 2015 08:50 PM
Given her lack of authenticity and campaigning record, is she really the best candidate?
05 April 2015 06:38 PM
Farage's crass brand of dog-whistle politics has shamefully found an echo in all three mainstream parties
29 March 2015 07:25 PM
Parties must rise to election challenge
22 March 2015 06:25 PM
Since the Coalition came to power, the average cost of a home in London has surged from £329,133 to almost half a million pounds
15 March 2015 06:33 PM
Is it coincidence the two have a positive outlook on this issue, by contrast with pessimism and hostility heard elsewhere in our political discourse?
09 March 2015 08:11 AM
British foreign policy should be biased on the side of democracy and human rights
01 March 2015 06:14 PM
From Murdoch to HSBC bosses, a litany of controversial figures have now been put on the spot
22 February 2015 08:43 PM
Britain likes to pose as a force for decency in the world, but it's permitting hundreds of desperate people to needlessly die
15 February 2015 07:01 PM
We must hope it does, but Putin, having provoked the war, emerges undoubted winner if it does
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
While we fixate on Calais, the Government is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains
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- 2 Stuart Baggs: Apprentice star 'The Brand' found dead aged 27
- 3 How to cancel Amazon Prime: after Top Gear hiring, how to leave premium service
- 4 Tesco scraps 'unexpected item in the bagging area' as self-checkouts switch to less 'frustrating' audio
- 5 Living in Spain and commuting to London 'cheaper than actually working in London'