Matt Chorley

Matt Chorley is Political Correspondent for The Independent on Sunday.

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Tory chief Warsi failed to declare rent income from flat

Baroness Warsi, co-chairman of the Conservative Party, has admitted failing to declare rental income received for more than a year on a north London flat.

Back in business: Vince Cable defies his critics

We shouldn't be lecturing euro states, says Cable

Business Secretary hits back at critics, calls for 'humility', and unveils plan to aid school leavers

Sunset over Longannet: Existing coal-fired power station and the site of a proposed pilot project, cancelled in 2011

Greens warn of a return to era of 'dirty coal'

Coal-fired power stations trialling 'carbon capture' technology could be exempt from regulations

St Ives in the sun: But Cornwall misses out on £2m every year through discounts to owners of second homes

Second homes to be hit with £420m tax hike

Empty flats and houses will also be targeted in move aimed at ending property 'madness'

Victory: Ed Balls forces the smirking Tory leader to lose his cool

Matt Chorley: Rule No. 1 - Never lose it with hecklers

The PM needs jokes, says The Independent on Sunday's classroom clown

The fracking plant in Lancashire which has been blamed for earth tremors

Government backtracks on fracking

Ministers decide there is not enough gas under UK to justify controversial 'earthquake' drilling

Long shifts 'put doctors at risk'

Tired junior doctors are putting their lives in danger by driving home after long, "inhumane" shifts, delegates at a British Medical Association conference said yesterday.

Cameron to view revived Severn barrage plan

The Prime Minister is to be briefed on plans for a £30bn, 10-mile tidal barrage from Somerset to South Wales which could provide 5 per cent of Britain's total electricity. David Cameron signalled his backing, telling MPs: "A huge amount of renewable energy could be delivered through a barrage of this kind."

Lower, lower: There's nothing to lose in asking for a reduction in price

High street haggling really does pay

Recession-hit retailers need customers, but a Which? survey finds a third of us are still too afraid to negotiate a deal

Happy days: David Cameron in Svalbard, Norway on a 2006 trip designed to expound his green credentials

Whatever happened to Cameron, the idealistic young eco-warrior?

After spending five years in opposition trying to detoxify the Tories' image, David Cameron promised to lead 'the greenest government ever' when he entered No 10, exactly two years ago. Matt Chorley investigates what became of that pledge

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam