Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Former Conservative MP Mark Reckless, left, with Ukip leader Nigel Farage in Rochester

Conservative Conference: Tories furious at ‘lying’ deserter Mark Reckless’s jump to Ukip

Grant Shapps lambasts Mark Reckless for 'lying' when he made pledges of loyalty to the Prime Minister

Some 280,000 new recipients of Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) will bear the brunt of the cuts

Government accused of forcing unemployed into 'financial black hole' under new benefits rules

Newly unemployed will have to wait a full week before claiming JSA

Rushanara Ali, the Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow has stepped down

War in Iraq: Rushanara Ali MP steps down from Labour front bench in protest at military action

Ms Ali quits as education spokesperson

Ed Miliband yesterday flanked by Yvette Cooper, left, and Harriet Harman

When it comes to protecting civil liberties, Miliband and co are no better than the Tories

All you need to do is take a cursory glance to when they were last in power to see the potential hypocrisy

Ed Miliband addresses Commons emergency debate - this time with the help of notes

Labour leader learned lesson from Labour conference

Revenue from North Sea oil and gas fields should be paid directly to Holyrood

Scottish independence: Pay North Sea revenues straight to Holyrood, says top Tory

Revenue from North Sea oil and gas fields should be paid directly to Holyrood as part of a deal that sees cuts in taxpayer-funded subsidies to Scotland, an influential Conservative MP has said.

In the YouGov poll 37 per cent were in favour of Britain joining US-led action, and 36 per cent against

Islamic State: Public mood shifts towards military action

When David Cameron wanted to strike President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria last year, the British public opposed intervention by a margin of two to one.

Harry Leslie Smith won two standing ovations and was hugged by Andy Burnham, the shadow Health Secretary

Labour Party conference: 91-year-old campaigner Harry Smith steals show with impassioned welfare defence

A 91-year-old writer and campaigner was hailed as the Labour conference star speaker as he brought delegates to tears with recollections of poverty and premature death before the creation of the National Health Service.

Yvette Cooper pledged tougher border controls on low-skilled workers, but fresh efforts to attract overseas students to British universities

Labour Party conference: Yvette Cooper promises to crack down on sweatshops

Announces measures to stop exploitation of migrant labour

Nicola Sturgeon is a very likely to become Scotland's new First Minister

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon launches bid to become Scotland's new First Minister

Alex Salmond's deputy is currently unopposed

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Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
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The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible