Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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MPs also urged ministers to look at other ways of encouraging people to vote

Elections should be held on special 'Democracy Day' public holidays, say MPs

Political reform committee floats radical ideas to boost flagging turnout

Former Prime Minister John Major said that refusal by the EU to allow Britain to impose “pragmatic” curbs on freedom of movement would only “inflame resentment”

David Cameron 'must tone down anti-EU rhetoric', insists Sir John Major

Ex-PM insists the EU is “one of the three powerhouses of the modern world”

A petition calling for Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Green Party, to be included has been signed by over 260,000 people

260,000 people sign petition to include Green Party in election debates

Greens are also investigating legal options

Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice

Justice Secretary admits prison staff listened in on MPs phone calls

Chris Grayling tells Commons that calls between MPs and prisoners were tapped

Home Secretary Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday

European Arrest Warrant shambles rumbles on as Labour secures Commons vote

Ukip announces plans to lodge judicial review to prevent the opt-in coming into force

The Home Secretary explained that the Government would treat the vote as 'indicative' of Parliament's opinion on the warrant

European arrest warrant: What is it, who's to blame for last night's 'shambles', and what happens next?

Parliament has whipped itself into a frenzy over a simple EU measure

More high street shops could be forced out of business without urgent action to help family firms and independent traders

Calls to let local governments save the high street by setting their own business rates

“We need a system of local business taxation which is fit for the 21st century," says LGA

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

Tory rebels join Labour in attacking David Cameron’s 'arrogance' on EU arrest warrant vote

Tory backbenchers had believed they would be given a vote on the measure on Monday

The Chancellor has been accused of putting the best possible gloss on female employment figures

TUC complains to statistics watchdog over George Osborne's claims on women in work

Chancellor accused of putting a gloss on the figures

EU surcharge: UK will only pay back half of £1.7bn bill

Under agreement,  Britain will pay £850, with no money handed over before next year's election

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