Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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The government said the move would save millions of pounds for the taxpayer

No more 'golden goodbyes' with public sector redundancy pay-offs to be capped at £95,000

George Osborne said the move was made to 'ensure fairness'

Cameron alongside the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk (L)

David Cameron hints at early EU referendum during Riga visit

PM told other European leaders election victory has given him a fresh mandate

David Cameron speaking at the Home Office

EU referendum: Stopping benefits for EU migrants a red line in negotiations, says David Cameron

Cameron will tell EU leaders in Latvia that he has received a mandate from the voters for sweeping reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU

Labour’s decline in the opinion polls has not lifted David Cameron’s party

David Cameron announces plans to set up Immigration Taskforce to cut migration

The Prime Minister made the announcement on the same day that figures released showed near-record levels of immigration

He was an immigrant. George moved all over the world looking for work, immigrating from Syria to modern day Turkey to look for work

Net migration reaches 318,000 – up 100,000 in the past 12 months

Latest figures reveal near-record levels

The issue of immigration haunted Mr Cameron during the election campaign

Illegal immigrants' pay will be seized, pledges David Cameron

In a bid to deter immigration, Cameron will also announce moves to prosecute firms which only advertise abroad for staff

Theresa May accuses Police Federation of 'scaremongering' over impact budget cuts have on fighting crime

Ms May said the organisation had delivered similar warnings almost annually for more than a decade under Labour and Tory governments alike

14 of the 43 forces in England and Wales have cut, or plan to cut, the size of their neighbourhood policing teams

Police to warn Theresa May that cuts have made the bobby on the beat an 'endangered species'

Three-quarters of forces in England and Wales have cut back or merged teams

A poll of more than 2,000 people found that 61 per cent believe the voting system should be reformed so that smaller parties are better represented in parliament

Ukip, Lib Dems, Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru sign 478,000-strong petition for voting reform

Electoral reformers have condemned this month’s result as the most disproportionate in British parliamentary history

Farage loyalists havet issued declarations of support for him

Ukip row: Nigel Farage defiantly rebuffs calls for him to quit as party leader

Backing is growing for Douglas Carswell to replace Farage as party leader

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