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.

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Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine