Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Under the cuts many family, debt, housing and employment cases no longer qualify for legal aid

Legal aid slashed with no thought for consequences, MoJ chief admits

“The Government was explicit it needed to make these changes swiftly"

The concession was made after the year-long Books for Prisoners campaign

Prison book ban: High Court rules restrictions on prisoners receiving books unlawful

Judge found ‘no good reason’ for Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s ban on prisoners receiving books in the post

Why is the Government ignoring prison chiefs when they shine a light on our broken system?

Chris Grayling is refusing to listen to those who have seen our prisons up close

A general view from the air of HM prison Elmley at Eastchurch

Ninth inmate found dead this year at Elmley Prison

Facility is nearly 300 people too full

Mark Pritchard profile: Who is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin?

Backbench MP arrested on suspicion of rape

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard arrested over rape allegation

Tory MP has been arrested and released on police bail following an allegation of rape

The ambition to rebalance an economy so heavily dependent on the South-east was a recurring theme of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement: Chancellor announces plans for a ‘Northern powerhouse’

Wants to rebalance the economy away from London

Ed Balls responds to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement Labour response: The average worker is £2,000 worse off

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls delivers forceful reply

Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Autumn Statement: Government will build tens of thousands of new homes

Most ambitious central housebuilding programme for a generation

The Prime Minister delivers his speech on immigration at a factory in Staffordshire yesterday

Cameron forced to retreat on immigration: 'Game-changing' speech makes unexpected concessions to EU leaders

Proposals focus on benefits restrictions rather than cap on numbers

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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
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
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
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching