Jane Merrick

Jane Merrick is Political Editor of The Independent on Sunday.

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Second coming of Nigel Lawson: The former Chancellor on fracking, global warming and why David Cameron has blown it in Europe

Three decades after his glory years as Margaret Thatcher’s longest-serving Chancellor, the irrepressible Lord Lawson is revelling in his political twilight
David Cameron during the summit for EU leaders in Brussels on Friday

David Cameron 'has no negotiating hand to speak of' in Brussels, claims Nigel Lawson

Ex-chancellor criticises the Prime Minister's handling of the EC president's election
First foot: Helena Costa is about to take charge as head coach of Clermont Foot in France’s Ligue 2

The resignation of Helena Costa shows that in sport, as in politics, the bar is set twice as high for women

Women are scrutinised to the point of exhaustion and set up to fail

In two minds: Will the real Ed Miliband please stand up?

The eerie parallels between the Labour Party and the Spanish national football team

On paper, they have all the right ingredients for a winning recipe

Theresa May's 'mishandled' row and the Ministerial Code

If the Home Secretary's conduct is not properly investigated, Labour says the PM risks being accused of a cover-up

Do new rules undermine safety?

New taxi rules undermine safety, warn campaigners

Ministers have been accused of undermining women’s safety by weakening the regulation of private-hire taxi drivers.

Jean-Claude Juncker: Holland and Sweden are thought to have voiced concerns about his candidature in private

David Cameron seeks vote on Jean-Claude Juncker presidency

PM fights on to stop the arch-federalist becoming European Commission head

The idea that the NHS should fund everyone's boob jobs reveals a much deeper problem

Society's definition of perfection - big breasts and small noses - is far too narrow

Lib Dem sources revealed that Francis Maude, left, Eric Pickles, right, and other Tory ministers are trying to end the process of “check off”

Lib Dems fall out with Coalition partners over 'vindictive attack' on trade unions

Francis Maude and Eric Pickles among Tory ministers trying to end subscriptions being paid automatically from Whitehall staff salaries

Tony Blair has written a 3,000-word essay in defence of the 2003 invasion

Tony Blair: Syria conflict is to blame for current Iraq crisis

Tony Blair last night accused critics of the war in Iraq of trying to "wilfully" claim the current crisis in the country is a result of the original invasion.

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London