One of the country’s most respected commentators on Russia, the EU and the US, Mary Dejevsky has worked as a foreign correspondent all over the world, including Washington, Paris and Moscow. She is now the chief editorial writer and a columnist at The Independent and regularly appears on radio and television. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham.
30 May 2014 08:07 PM
It’s nine years now since a deputy High Court judge, Richard Mawrey, ordered new elections in two council wards in Birmingham after finding “electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic”. One consequence was a rather leisurely attempt to tighten procedures for postal voting. The reported goings-on in the London borough of Tower Hamlets this time round suggest that not enough has changed.
29 May 2014 06:24 PM
Military intervention in other countries is not the only way for America to show its strength
Lord Oakeshott resigns from Lib Dems: Clegg is a leader with a good track record – if only he told us
28 May 2014 08:31 PM
Any political defeat brings the knives out. And a defeat that was, on the face of it, as comprehensive as the one suffered by the Liberal Democrats in the latest local and European elections was bound to prompt recriminations and the infighting at which the Liberal Democrats have long excelled. With a prominent peer, Matthew Oakeshott, commissioning his own polling from the sidelines and the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, called upon for periodic interventions from China, the Lib Dems’ post-election melee has taken on the theatricality of a radio farce.
22 May 2014 06:57 PM
So many of the gains made in Europe, Russia and the US have been lost thanks to how we all handled the Ukrainian crisis
09 May 2014 08:11 PM
08 May 2014 06:19 PM
What about the crisis in Ukraine and the killings in Syria? The abduction of 200 girls in Nigeria really isn't the problem of Western leaders
05 May 2014 09:00 PM
Gerry Adams arrested: Jean McConville's son's refusal to name her killers proves the wounds of Ireland's sectarian strife are yet to heal
01 May 2014 07:29 PM
Gerry Adam's arrest puts the British justice system into question
David Cameron needs to tread very carefully when ‘doing God’, especially when it looks like a way of countering Ukip
17 April 2014 04:12 PM
The PM comes across as a thoroughly typical Anglican - a bit of this, a bit of that
14 April 2014 08:02 PM
It is all too easy to envisage civil war being triggered by mistake
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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