Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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Laws must 'evolve' on aided suicide

Two new Health ministers have called for an overhaul of the law on assisted suicide.

Frances O'Grady is the TUC's first ever female general secretary

Frances O'Grady: 'Women are feeling hard done by'

One of her first battles – as the TUC's first ever female general secretary – will be on behalf of those who are 'easy to pick on'. Matt Chorley meets Frances O'Grady

Reshuffle: The appointment of climate sceptic Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary dismayed green groups, even though climate change policy lies elsewhere in Energy. And green Tory modernisers, including Greg Clark, Nick Boles and Dan Poulter, were promoted. Even so, the Lib Dems warn of a green battle until 2015

Tories' dash for gas risks climate target

Go green, vote blue, said David Cameron, but even his environment adviser thinks difficult decisions are being put off

Greens urged to ape Lib Dems' polling tactics

Leader Lucas says her party can bring about a realignment of the left

Any levy on sugared drinks will spark opposition from the food industry

Lib Dem conference to press for 'fizzy drinks tax'

A fizzy drinks tax is needed to tackle Britain's obesity crisis, Liberal Democrats will argue, as part of a major shake-up of the food and drink industry.

MALCOLM TUCKER: Out of power, but still powerful, the pottymouthed maniac is already plotting to oust Murray. Most like: Alastair Campbell

Omnishambles! The Thick of It's #%*@%*# back!

As TV's sweary political satire 'The Thick of It' returns, Matt Chorley looks at who's up, who's down, and whom they most resemble in real life

Matt Chorley: The Emperor's New Clothes (02/09/12)

Doctor Who is back this week. But the programme rarely justifies the hysteria that precedes it
Imagine the life of hip-hop star Will.i.am on Twitter

Just Will.i.am: Imagining the singer's life on Twitter

The hip-hop star used to be a breath of fresh air: now, the chronic tweeter is inescapable, and faintly tedious. Worse, he's given wor Cheryl a bloody nose and even appeared in 'The Financial Times'!

A global shortage of helium has sent prices sky-high

Up, up & away! Helium shortage sends prices sky high

Could the party be over for the lowly balloon?

David Laws 'will attend cabinet meetings but will not have a vote'

Expenses cheat David Laws to return to government

David Laws is to return to government as a Liberal Democrat policy "firefighter" tackling coalition rows across Whitehall.

Day In a Page

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice