Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Frank Field has already said the companies show no interest in their employees’ standard of living

Frank Field: Fierce critic of government's record on tackling poverty elected to examine £12bn welfare cuts

The veteran Labour MP will also lead scrutiny of moves to replace benefits and tax credits with Universal Credit

Government faces call to review 'self-destruct' email policy

Campaigners claim the process - whereby emails are automatically deleted after three months - is designed to thwart freedom of information requests

Two elderly voters leave a polling station in Hull, during May's General Election

Labour was defeated in general election because it 'lost the grey vote', study says

Exclusive: Research will make grim reading for party's potential new leaders

FILE PHOTO (2006) David Cameron insists that Britain will resist moves to create “further pull-factors” drawing African migrants to the EU

David Cameron to oppose Italian proposals on migrants crossing the Mediterranean

The Italian PM has called for African migrants to receive travel documents

Richmond’s MP believes he can – like Boris Johnson – reach out “across the political spectrum”. His key policies would include cleaning up the environment and stopping plans for a third runway at Heathrow

Zac Goldsmith: Have the Conservatives found another blond bombshell to run London?

Amid a sea of candidates to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, one name stands out

After falling for nearly 20 years, recorded crime rates are edging back up again

Recorded crime edged up by 2 per cent last year and figures next month are expected to confirm the trend

The radar domes of RAF Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, reported to be the biggest spy base in the world

Snoopers' Charter: Watchdog deals blow to plans and calls for Theresa May to lose wide-ranging powers

The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation said current legislation should be replaced by new laws which would not become rapidly outdated

Police officers in the UK ask for permission to monitor use of emails, text messages and internet searches once every two minutes

Spying powers are 'undemocratic, unnecessary and – in the long run – intolerable', says report

Independent reviewer of terrorism legislation calls for 'clean slate' on legislation

Miscarriages of justice will result from fresh cuts to legal aid budget, say solicitors

'There is no further fat to be cut, let alone meat or skin – we are cutting deep into the bone'

Major banks were dismayed when the Chancellor sharply increased the levy in his Budget in March

George Osborne backs bank levy despite HSBC's threat to leave Britain

The bank has announced that it is cutting 8,000 jobs in the UK

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