Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
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
10 February 2013 07:04 PM
The Coalition deserves credit for confronting a thorny issue, but focusing on middle class concerns about losing homes ignores the plight of many others
06 February 2013 07:58 PM
This Government has taken positive steps to reform healthcare, but we must face up to a fundamental truth - events at Mid Staffordshire were tragic but far from unique
01 February 2013 06:59 PM
Why does Cameron think Africa is in need of redemption?
25 January 2013 06:31 PM
If our Government wants to tackle avoidance, it should compel big businesses to publish exactly how much corporation tax they pay. Luckily Labour support the idea
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
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The day that Britain resigned as a global power
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