Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
28 April 2014 06:35 PM
Though he toyed with drug reform, David Cameron abandoned it for fear of hostile headlines. Yet the path from prohibition is a modern, conservative and radical step which makes sense politically, too
13 April 2014 06:45 PM
This is the key question for Clegg’s dwindling band of Lib Dems – and it is one they struggle to answer these days
31 March 2014 01:10 AM
With more spending cuts looming, are we content to leave one minority locked out of society as second-class citizens?
09 March 2014 06:36 PM
This is potentially the biggest crisis in Europe since the bloodstained Balkan wars
02 March 2014 08:03 PM
The former Prime Minister’s daughter says her mother is determined to continue the fight for justice and democracy
16 February 2014 07:05 PM
Look at our continent and you could see a place cursed by corruption, scarred by communal struggles and riddled with racism
09 February 2014 06:29 PM
He is absolutely right in his analysis that prohibition has failed and addiction must be treated as a health issue
03 February 2014 09:37 AM
Why hasn't a government ostensibly committed to serious public and private-sector reform installed its own people in these critical posts already?
With the death of Ariel Sharon, I am left to wonder what happened to the political ideal that drew me to a kibbutz all those years ago
12 January 2014 05:21 PM
The kibbutz system showed Israel in a different light from how it is perceived today
10 January 2014 06:30 PM
Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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