Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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David Cameron during Wednesday afternoon's PMQs

Cameron: Labour 'has secret jobs tax plan'

Skirmishes over Tories’ promise not to raise VAT in last PMQs before May

A third of charities dipped into their reserves last year to cover an income shortfall, according to a survey of voluntary sector chief executives

15 per cent of charities are 'struggling to survive'

78 per cent said pressure on their services grew last year

Ukip and Nigel Farage has set out an economic platform underpinned by £25bn of savings from spending on the European Union, overseas aid, Scotland and the HS2 rail link

Ukip’s plan to save £25bn: Leave the EU and slash foreign aid spending

Party targets its pitch at lower and middle income voters

Leading figures in the education system have asserted that schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham are in danger of falling to extremists again

Theresa May to ban radical preachers and organisations from schools

Home Office is compiling a banned list of radical groups

Chris Grayling failed to disclose that two 'independent' members of the selection panel were Tory party members

Justice Secretary facing cronyism row over make up of panel to appoint new Chief Inspector of Prisons

Chris Grayling failed to disclose that two 'independent' members of the selection panel were Tory party members

Danny Alexander poses with a yellow case outside the Treasury

Liberal Democrats go to war with the Tories over spending cut plans

Danny Alexander makes unprecedented budget announcement of his own

The committee also denounced the police tactic of repeatedly arresting and bailing suspects

Rape and sex crime suspects should stay anonymous until charged, MPs say

Committee calls for the naming and repeat bailing suffered by Paul Gambiccini to be unlawful

Osborne also confirmed reports that the personal allowance would go up from £10,600 to £11,000

Budget 2015 – taxation: Higher tax threshold rises above inflation

It will go up from £42,385 in 2015-16 to £43,300 by 2017-18

Danny Alexander will declare the Lib Dems’ own plans for 2015-20 on Thursday

Budget 2015: Lib Dems trumpet the alternatives inside their yellow ‘budget box’

Danny Alexander will today declare the Lib Dems’ own plans for 2015-2020

Ed Miliband responds to George Osborne’s Budget

Budget 2015: Cheers for Ed Miliband as he seizes on ‘glaring omission’ of the NHS

He won Labour cheers for a spirited attack on the Coalition’s economic record

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own