Memphis Barker

Memphis Barker is Deputy Comment editor of the Independent

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A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea; some 80 per cent of those arriving illegally in Europe have done so only after paying smugglers to facilitate some or all of their passage

Europe can’t just stand back and despair while tragedy unfolds in the Mediterranean

The idea that our leaders bear little responsibility for the 'boat people' is a complete myth

Look familiar? A man slouches over his computer

My generation is growing old before its time because of its awful tech posture

If you're part of the slouching generation then you need to remember that that you have a body before it starts to break down

DFID tents are loaded up at warehouse in Dubai ready to fly to Erbil, Iraq

The new certainty of Britain’s aid budget is no guarantee it will be used wisely

The Department for International Development ought not to be tasked with pondering its own existence

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson in Broad City

Love Friends but want something more feminist, racially diverse, and risqué? Then watch Broad City

The days of an all-straight, all-white cast of twentysomethings, lounging around an apartment like Monica's, are over

Samsung Smart TV: If you don't mind, I'll take one that's a little more stupid

Welcome to the Internet of (Snooping) Things

Isis video: Piers Morgan thinks you need to watch it to find a man burning alive outrageous. He's wrong

To click is to play into the hands of these murderers

‘Affordable’ housing? Tell me another...

When private property developers attack the Government for not making them build enough cheap homes, you know something's gone wrong

The leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message

The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11

You can say that without being utterly facetious

Heart of stone: the Temple of Karnak

Cruising from Aswan to Luxor: A lost jewel on the Nile

Memphis Barker lives like a pharoah with a whole riverboat and the nation's archaeological treasures all to himself

A quarter of a billion pounds a year is being spent on computers in schools, according to the latest figures from Besa, the educational suppliers’ organisation (Getty)

Technology in schools? Just a mad, bad iPad fad

Spend the money on teachers instead

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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
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions