Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Nick Clegg makes a speech on immigration at the Redmond Community Centre in Manor House, north London

Nick Clegg announces end to subsidised translation services for migrants

Deputy Prime Minister instructs Passport Office and DVLA to scrap the practice

The three main Westminster parties, which oppose independence, have already set out plans to increase devolution to Holyrood

Scottish referendum: Three main parties promise greater tax power for Holyrood if voters reject Independence

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg jointly pledged last night that Scotland would gain greater tax-raising powers if voters reject independence in next month’s referendum.

Nick Clegg has accused the Tories of being “fixated” on hitting targets to the exclusion of other policies

Nick Clegg accuses Tories of abandoning immigration pledges

The Conservatives have quietly abandoned their pledge to cut annual net migration to “tens of thousands” because they have finally realised it is impossible, Nick Clegg will claim today.

Number of people in work claiming housing benefit soars

The number of working people relying on housing benefit to boost their income has doubled in five years, at a cost of billions of pounds to the taxpayer, a new analysis has disclosed.

Local council budgets slashed nearly a third

Councils are being driven to financial disaster as they struggle with budget cuts of almost a third over five years, the Government is warned today.

Gloria de Piero, the shadow minister for Women and Equalities, is expected to face a strong challenge from Ukip for the former mining constituency of Ashfield, Nottingham

Exclusive: Ed Miliband warned of Ukip threat to Labour

Rising Shadow Cabinet star Gloria de Piero among MPs whose seats are most vulnerable

Polls show that Alex Salmond’s Yes campaign not benefited from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Scottish independence: SNP confident ahead of 'charismatic' Alex Salmond's referendum debate

MP for Perth and North Perthshire claims the 'slaughter will be worse than the Bannockburn re-enactment'

Three disgruntled former civil servants have been inundated with pleas for help after they set up a website offering emergency advice to welfare claimants who believe their benefits have been wrongly docked

Former DWP staff go rogue to help benefit claimants

Website set up to offer advice inundated with messages from people claiming their benefits were unfairly cut

David Cameron is today calling for tough action to be agreed by Nato in response to Russia's destabilisation of Ukraine

Britain to call for Cold War-style deterrents against Russia

Nato’s East European headquarters in Szczecin, Poland, would be beefed up under the moves

Ed Miliband was quoted as saying four fifths of new private sector posts since 2010 were in the capital

Ed Miliband told off by stats watchdog for London jobs claim

Ed Miliband was rebuked by the statistics watchdog today over a claim that almost all new jobs were being created in London.

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
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A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam