Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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A new report has revealed that police officers in the UK ask for permission to monitor use of emails, text messages and internet searches once every two minutes

The police ask to look at our private messages once every 120 seconds

The Government is preparing to reintroduce its 'snooper’s charter'

Haroon Ahmed, convicted in 2008 of robbing a garage armed with a knife, walked out the main entrance of Dovegate prison in Staffordshire

Haroon Ahmed: Violent criminal claims he escaped prison 'to test out the security'

The Independent revealed that Mr Ahmed was on the run

Yvette Cooper on the ‘Andrew Marr Show’ where she hit out at ‘colleagues’ who were ‘swallowing the Tory manifesto’

Labour leadership contest: Liz Kendall under fire from Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper

It was suggested that the Blairite candidate is not experienced enough

Kendall argues her recent arrival at Westminster distances her from Labour’s past and enables her to speak hard truths

Labour leadership: Contenders step up campaigns for the top job

Liz Kendall has argued the party cannot keep 'repeating remedies of the past'

The Conservatives banked more money from donations than all the other political parties put together, the latest Electoral Commission figures showed as David Cameron was accused of mounting a partisan attack on Labour’s main source of income

Tories banked more donation money than all other political parties combined, new figures say

Meanwhile Labour braces itself for the loss of several million pounds a year following changes to trade union funding

David Cameron said he wanted plans to stage a vote on European Union membership rushed into law in 'extra-quick time' as the Government revealed the exact wording of the referendum question it intends to put to voters

Question that voters will be asked in EU Referendum Bill revealed

Question will be: 'Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?'

Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall

Labour leadership contest: Chuka Umunna throws support behind Liz Kendall

The shadow Business Secretary claimed Kendall would take the party 'out of its comfort zone'

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon delivers a speech at Tynecastle Stadium, in Edinburgh, on Tuesday

EU exit 'only possible' if all four nations of UK agree to it, Nicola Sturgeon says

The Scottish First Minister suggested that the SNP would try to amend the EU Referendum Bill, which will be a key measure in the Queen’s Speech

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

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'