Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Tony Blair has written a 3,000-word essay in defence of the 2003 invasion

Tony Blair Iraq comments: Senior Labour figures distance themselves from former PM after he refuses to accept blame for new crisis

Sources close to Ed Miliband refused to endorse Mr Blair’s analysis

Tom Watson was outspoken in his criticism of Mr Miliband’s decision to pose with a copy of the Sun

Ed Miliband press advisers ‘must cut out schoolboy errors’, says Labour's Tom Watson

Some of Ed Miliband’s press advisers should be fired unless they can cut out “schoolboy” errors, a former Labour deputy chairman said on Sunday.

Nick Clegg also intervened to stop Mr Maude scrapping check-off for staff in the Cabinet Office

Union fees change is ‘vindictive’, Lib Dems tell Tories

A bitter Coalition row has broken out over moves by Conservative ministers to stop Whitehall departments deducting trade union subscriptions from civil servants’ pay packets.

Stephen Sutton, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day-Lewis have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2014

Queen's Birthday Honours: Angelina Jolie is appointed a Dame for her campaign to end sexual violence

The Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has received an honorary damehood from Britain in recognition of her work highlighting the scourge of sexual violence in war zones.

Theresa May is the longest-serving Home Secretary for half a century, and a favourite for party leader

Theresa May's charmed run at Home Office runs into rocky patch

Rows with key colleagues, loss  of adviser and passport fiasco could blemish her record

The Coalition is split over how to tackle knife crime

Coalition rift opens as parties openly clash on knife-crime

The Coalition split over tackling knife crime will be laid bare next week when Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers clash over moves to toughen penalties for carrying blades.

The planned moves against the mobile phone “rip-off” is Labour’s latest initiative for turning the political spotlight on to the cost of living crisis

Labour pledges to take on mobile phone companies for overcharging

Urgent action to tackle overcharging by mobile phone companies to the tune of £6bn – equivalent to £100 for every person in Britain – has been promised by Labour.

Boxes of passport applications piled up in Liverpool and the Home Secretary, Theresa May

Passports backlog: Holidaymakers 'in urgent need' promised free fast-tracking

Holidaymakers and business people with an “urgent need to travel” will have their passport renewals fast-tracked free of charge, Theresa May promised today as the Home Office struggled to get a grip on the growing crisis.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation argue the cuts will fail to help the worst-off families

Poorest families will miss out on tax cuts promised by all three main parties

The lowest-paid working families will miss out on the tax cuts that will be promised by the main political parties at next year’s general election, a report today warned.

Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca alongside Harrison Ford's Han Solo in 'Star Wars'

Another Star Wars movie to be filmed in UK

Shooting for the next instalment in the saga will begin next year

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Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
The 10 best pedicure products

Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

Over a hundred rugby league players have contacted clinic to deal with mental challenges of game