Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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A Romanian pretzel seller arranges his wares near a newsvendor's stall in Bucharest

Britain's stolen gum ends up as change in Romanian shops

Police warn supermarkets to security-tag boxes of chewing gum to combat bizarre crime wave

David Cameron is already under fire for his planned NHS reforms, which have attracted fierce opposition from royal medical colleges, as well as coalition MPs and peers

Doctors to vote on industrial action in protest at changes to pensions

BMA to stage first ballot of its kind for 40 years in an angry stand-off between the Government and the medical profession as the crunch day looms for David Cameron's flagship health service reforms

An image grab taken off the official Syrian TV shows Red Crescent ambulances in the besieged Syrian city of Homs as they attempt to evacuate Syrians wounded in shelling by regime forces as well as some women and children

EU tightens 'stranglehold' on Assad regime

Europe looks to new diplomatic and economic sanctions on Syria

Cameron not trusted over NHS

Just one in three voters believe David Cameron is a sincere supporter of the principles of the NHS, a devastating new poll reveals, as the row over the Government's health reforms shows no sign of abating.

Caroline Lucas, Britain's first Green MP, must now face some harsh realities

Are we witnessing The Great Green Sell-out?

They were idealistic once, but now Caroline Lucas's party is running into the familiar problems of politicians in power. Matt Chorley reports ahead of their spring conference

The Lib Dems want to ensure that Britain's lowest-paid workers are not liable for income tax

Mansion levy will allow poorest to pay no income tax

Tensions in coalition as, weeks before the Budget, Lib Dems demand £16bn in tax rises for the rich

Open-centre hydro: A 6m test unit produces enough energy to supply 150 average European homes and save the emission of over 450 tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gas each year

Britain must act fast to rule wave-power world

UK's marine energy firms will be left trailing in their rivals' wake unless ministers take more visionary approach, MPs warn

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley had a very different vision for NHS reforms but the version that is going through is being supported by the Prime Minister, despite widespread opposition

Should David Cameron wash his hands of Lansley's NHS reform Bill?

Even the Health Secretary is unhappy with how the Health and Social Care Bill now stands. But the PM seems determined to plough on in a way that, critics say, typifies his style in office

There was fevered speculation on Mumsnet late last year about the secret of Burnham’s lashes

Andy Burnham: 'It's a genie out of the bottle moment'

The shadow Health Secretary is furious at the coalition's plans for NHS reform, but reckons this is the one issue that could trigger David Cameron's downfall. Matt Chorley meets Andy Burnham

The ‘Nudge Unit’ has been trying to persuade people to insulate their lofts by offering schemes and discounts

'Nudge Unit' calls for changes to business banking

Whitehall gurus, who subtly influence the way we live, believe they know how to get the economy moving again

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Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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