Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
09 July 2013 06:58 PM
Now the coup threatens to boost extremists, and sends a terrible message worldwide
23 June 2013 12:00 AM
This toxic institution, believed to be the envy of the world, has been poisoned by individuals' self-promotion at the expense of the sick
18 June 2013 07:31 PM
Ministers and their mates in the swollen aid industry came up with something cynical
13 May 2013 10:19 AM
The International Criminal Court was designed for those monsters accused of the world's worst crimes, but democracy has some unexpected consequences
01 May 2013 06:15 PM
It is hard to take seriously South Africa's outrage over Britain's withdrawal of aid
15 April 2013 06:07 PM
The Conservatives should back a Living Wage for workers. It would show they cared about ordinary people, while cutting some of the ground beneath Labour
01 April 2013 06:55 PM
Our complex, wasteful system benefits the rich while the needy are left to struggle with bureaucracy
31 March 2013 12:00 AM
The decision to back the NHS chief is morally wrong, and has lost the coalition a rare opportunity to gain trust on health
01 March 2013 07:21 PM
Eastleigh was a humiliation for the Tories. It was so disastrous that party spokespeople were not even pretending there were silver linings in their dark clouds of despair.
19 February 2013 07:35 PM
As the world is getting more prosperous, the Western share of wealth is declining. It's a new world order and we must get used to it
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': TV reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 Clothes store Joy angers mental health campaigners with Twitter exchange on bipolar disorders
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond