Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Norman Baker says, ‘I don’t regard ministerial office as the only worthwhile thing to do’

Norman Baker resignation: 'I've always tried to do the unexpected'

A failure to act on the evidence of a drug policy report spurred Baker’s decision to resign

Norman Baker says evidence-based policy is in short supply in Theresa May’s department

Norman Baker: I resign - and it's Theresa May's fault

Exclusive: Liberal Democrat minister drives a stake through the Coalition with brutal attack on Home Secretary in resignation letter

There is a remarkable show of unity among MPs on tackling drugs

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years

A petition calling for Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Green Party, to be included has been signed by nearly 200,000 people

Green Party considering legal action against BBC after being left out of election debates

YouGov poll puts party ahead of Lib Dems

Scottish First Minister-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish referendum: David Cameron rejects calls for UK-wide EU vote

David Cameron has rejected the possibility of a Scottish veto in a UK-wide referendum on European Union membership.

The Prime Minister told MPs the measure was necessary 'to keep Britain safe'

David Cameron risks backbench rebellion by granting vote on European Arrest Warrant

Home Office makes strident defence of legislation

Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll

Exclusive: Bad news for Labour as it slumps five points

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: There is no immigrant ‘menace’

“Do I worry about the language? Yes I do, I really do,” he told a Westminster lunch.

David Cameron during a press conference at the end of a European Union Summit earlier this week. The Prime Minister said he would not pay an 'unacceptable' bill for 2.1 billion euros ($2.6 billion) that the EU has demanded

David Cameron digs in over 'surprise' £1.7bn EU funding bill

Prime Minister loses key ally after Holland suggests it will pay up

Twitter reacts to comments by Michael Fallon that some UK towns are 'swamped' with immigrants

Tory MP Michael Fallon says claims immigrants are 'swamping' towns were 'a little careless'

But Defence Secretary insists migrant workers are putting pressure on schools, housing and social services

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Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there