Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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Waste land: A train used for carrying flasks of spent uranium fuel rods sits at Sellafield plant

Nuclear dumps are fast tracked

The government plans to accelerate the burial of radioactive nuclear waste, despite risk warnings

Morrisons backs down on cut-price milk

Supermarket giant says it will pay an extra 5p a litre as farmers vow to step up action against shops that sell below cost

Matt Chorley: The Emperor's New Clothes (22/07/12)

A gnome in the rockery! Who could defend such vulgarity? Cue our own comical ornament...
Britain in numbers...
1.23m: Holidaymakers in year to May 2012
£18.2bn: Amount holidaymakers spent in year to May 2012
£100m: Budget for GREAT global marketing campaign
2bn: The number of people who watched the Royal Wedding

Cold, wet and gridlocked, but still they come

Tourist chief wants budget boost as record numbers flock to Britain

'Stop apologising,' says Clegg

Nick Clegg has "had it with apologising" and told Liberal Democrats to stop being "sensitive violets" put off by having doors slammed in their faces.

David Laws: George Osborne attempted to get him to defect to the Tories in 2007. He declined

David Laws: 'I am not a Tory; I'm a liberal'

Forced to resign from the Treasury during the expenses scandal, the former Barclays banker contemplates a return to government. Matt Chorley meets David Laws

Farmers threaten to pour milk down the drain

Producers object to sharp cuts in price they get
Laws: 'We have created a fairer, more progressive system'

Lib Dem chiefs face party battle on tuition-fee pledge

The Liberal Democrat leadership faces a showdown with party activists over plans to ditch its flagship policy of abolishing tuition fees at the 2015 general election.

Tristan Watkins, 17: 'I haven't seen a bus in three years and there's no signal here for mobiles'

Rural youth feel harsh edge of recession

Countryside hit harder by fuel costs, transport cuts, bad career advice and few training options

Rebels told to toe line on Lords

Reforms threaten to swamp the coalition's legislative programme
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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence