Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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The former Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill, born in New York, with her sons John (left) and Winston, in 1885

Miliband ally Lord Wood leads condemnation of Daily Express over its definition of 'hidden' migrants

Scathing open letter said definition would mean the Labour leader would be classed as an 'immigrant'

Darren Hall, the Green Party candidate for Bristol West, at a hustings meeting in a Clifton apartment last week

Green Party on the march: From a lost deposit to victory - the revolution sweeping Bristol

Nigel Morris finds out how the party is winning support in constituencies where once it was shunned

It was reported in the Sunday Mirror that former prime minister Gordon Brown will step down as an MP at the 2015 general election

Gordon Brown ‘to stand down as an MP’

Gordon Brown is set to stand down at next year’s general election.

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, will commit himself to closing the loophole which allows agencies to undercut the wages of permanent staff, and to put those which flout the law out of business

Ed Miliband to get tough on rogue employment agencies

Mr Miliband will reiterate Labour’s commitment to banning agencies from only recruiting overseas

Frank Field said the ‘north London set’ within Labour were like ‘a Berlin Wall’

Ed Miliband's 'north London set' must be demolished to save Labour, say critics

Former minister Frank Field said the flag incident was 'the most serious thing that has happened' to the party

Ken Clarke says the two main parties have aided Ukip

Ken Clarke says Tories’ imitation of Nigel Farage boosted Ukip’s chances

The Prime Minister is preparing an attempt to regain the political initiative following Tory defeats at Ukip’s hands

Caroline Lucas says her party is prospering from a continued backlash against the Liberal Democrats

Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'

The Greens’ only MP tells Nigel Morris how the party will field a record 500 candidates at May’s general election – and could have a say in the next government. In the first day of a series on the state of the party, we examine its policies and its new momentum

David Cameron and Theresa May came under scathing attack from across the political spectrum tonight, after reneging on a promise to give MPs a vote on a contentious European issue

Government failing to reach immigration cut target, admits Home Secretary Theresa May

David Cameron pledged that a cut in immigration numbers by the next election

Teresa May has had a public row with Michael Gove about how to tackle extremism in schools

Child abuse cases are 'tip of the iceberg' in sexual exploitation of young people, warns Theresa May

Home Secretary Theresa May said sexual exploitation of children is rife

Nicola Sturgeon is determined to put equality at the heart of public life in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon recruits new government top team with equality in mind

She said the appointments underlined her determination to put equality at the heart of public life in Scotland

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
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Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
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It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

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