Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Critics of Fiona Woolf say she should step down amid accusations of an establishment cover-up

Fiona Woolf, lawyer who quit sex abuse inquiry, makes New Year Honours list amid fury

Sex-abuse campaigners reacted with dismay last night after Fiona Woolf was created a dame in the New Year Honours list despite the controversy that forced her to step down as head of the inquiry into historical abuse just two months ago.

Tony Blair wants Labour to return to the centre ground of the political landscape

Ed Miliband will lose general election under 'left-wing' Labour, warns Tony Blair

Former PM casts doubt on the prospect of Labour leader taking party to victory at next year’s general election

County court bailiffs repossessed 41,195 properties on behalf of landlords in the 12 months to September

Number of evicted tenants is soaring, Ministry of Justice figures show

Labour has blamed the increase on the failure of wages to keep up with rents

Labour’s decline in the opinion polls has not lifted David Cameron’s party

David Cameron will trigger Tory civil war with a General Election win, senior party figures warn

The Conservatives are divided over the PM's rigid 2017 deadline for an EU referendum

Cameron needs to adopt a more 'positive agenda', José Manuel Barroso said

David Cameron's 'defensive agenda' weakens UK in Europe, says former EU president

José Manuel Barroso said the PM is no longer Barack Obama's first port of call for advice on European matters

More than one million families with children cannot afford to heat and light their homes, official figures have disclosed

More than one million British families now live in fuel poverty

Families hit by a combination of soaring energy costs and the squeeze on benefits

The worst-off 10 per cent of families pay 47 per cent of their earnings in tax

Poorest households are the most heavily taxed

The worst-off 10 per cent of families pay 47 per cent of their earnings in tax because they are disproportionately affected by flat-rate indirect taxes

A survey of local authorities found that 24 per cent of lights have been switched off or turned down – compared with 2.6 per cent in 2010

Safety risk as councils dim or switch off a quarter of street lights

Three-quarters of councils are economising on street lighting, according to a Labour Party survey

Supporters of Theresa May's policy point to figures showing that 121,000 non-EU students entered Britain in the year to June, but only 51,000 left

Theresa May's curbs on foreign students are 'a silly idea', say Liberal Democrats

Theresa May wants non-EU students to return home after finishing courses

Delays in releasing reports by the independent Chief Inspector of Immigration were attacked as 'unacceptable'

UK's immigration system now in 'intensive care', Theresa May is warned

Home Secretary attacked for 'inexcusable' failure to deport foreign prisoners

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee