Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
11 November 2012 12:45 AM
The Director General has stepped down, but the broadcaster needs yet more radical surgery
At last! Commissioners will restore public trust in the police by devolving power and are long overdue
23 October 2012 06:05 PM
Lamentable leadership and the influence of unions have held back the men in uniform for too long. Now you can vote and exert some control over their actions
09 October 2012 12:00 AM
Human warmth is at the heart of relationships between vulnerable people and their carers. But heightened fears about abuse mean simple friendship is increasingly viewed with suspicion
07 October 2012 04:59 PM
David Cameron needs to remind people who he is – a compassionate and modern conservative.
21 September 2012 04:59 PM
For all the froth, fury, and indignant nonsense of our lock 'em up culture, the Coalition's quiet penal reforms are progressive and reassuring
24 August 2012 12:00 AM
Searching for cheap populist policies and silent on issues long held sacred, what do they stand for now?
12 August 2012 08:00 PM
The Olympics should inspire the PM to be bold – and to return to the themes of the Big Society
09 August 2012 12:00 AM
The assaults at Winterbourne View were horrific. But just as shocking were the systematic failures of one protective authority after another to stop them
16 July 2012 08:00 PM
06 July 2012 08:00 PM
Far from generating growth, big sporting events such as the Olympic Games tend to do the very opposite
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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- 3 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
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