Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Leaving the European Union would hit the economy, harm scientific research and damage graduates’ job prospects, university vice-chancellors warn as they launch a drive to rally support behind Britain remaining in the organisation

EU referendum: 'Brexit' would harm higher education and research, universities claim

Chiefs say EU has had 'overwhelmingly positive' impact on higher education

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We would never have known John Bercow claimed £172 for a taxi were it not for the Freedom of Information Act

But FoI requests could be curtailed following a new review of the Act

John Bercow walks through the Members' Lobby after the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament (Getty)

John Bercow slammed by colleagues after claiming £172 on a taxi journey of less than a mile

Mr Bercow was accused of presiding over an 'obscene waste of money'

Sadiq Khan has said that he will back a quota system for black officers in the Met

Sadiq Khan: I will back introduction of a quota system for black officers in Met Police

Khan will argue for action to reduce the disparity between the capital’s ethnic complexion and the make-up of its police force

Justice Secretary Michael Gove attends the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords

Michael Gove spotted leaving hospital with a guide on how to bring discipline to prisons

The cerebral Justice Secretary was spotted limping out of hospital on crutches with a heavyweight treatise on penal reform under his arm

Policing Minister Mike Penning

Illegal drug use figures do not suggest UK law is 'working'

Calls for change have fallen on deaf ears as leaders have deemed it too toxic to tackle

The Home Secretary said vulnerable people are all too often taken into custody because there is nowhere else for them to go

Theresa May orders probe into high level of deaths in police custody

According to campaigners, there have been 380 deaths in England and Wales between 2002 and 2012

David Cameron and Boris Johnson, leaving the Advantage children's daycare nursery in Surbiton

David Cameron moves to heal rift with Boris Johnson amid claims senior Tories trying to undermine London Mayor's credibility

The Prime Minister has invited Johnson to join senior ministers at a meeting of the Cabinet

Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary: 'There is a simple efficiency logic about being able to conduct operations across both theatres'

Sending planes to Syria but stopping them bombing Isis is 'militarily inefficient', says Foreign Secretary

Philip Hammond is seeking support for widening air strikes against militants

A major report has stated that the current university funding system is unsustainable because of the high number of students who will never be able to afford to pay off their loans after graduating

Degrees 'will cost £6,000 more' after George Osborne freezes the threshold for student loan repayment in Budget

Chancellor accused of forcing students into greater debt as IFS reveals true impact of Budget changes

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After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

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'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

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Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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