Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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New arrivals from within the EU rose last year by 22 per cent to more than 200,000

David Cameron sticks to his guns on immigration reduction pledge even while numbers rise

David Cameron was tonight standing by his pledge to reduce net migration to Britain to tens of thousands by next year’s general election despite fresh evidence that his chances of hitting the target are increasingly remote.

Ukip’s campaign was marred by allegations of racism

European Parliament Election 2014: Ukip vows to recruit more ‘high calibre’ candidates to maintain its current momentum

With Ukip tipped to top the popular vote in the European elections, Nigel Farage conceded his party would struggle to win seats at Westminster unless it could shed its “one-man band” image.

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party of England and Wales appears on the 'Andrew Marr Show' last month

European Parliament Election: Greens heading for best results in 25 years

The Green Party is on course for its best European election results for a quarter of a century, it has predicted.

Nigel Farage is primed for success in the European elections tomorrow

European Parliament and local elections: What will happen if Ukip wins the popular vote?

Success for Nigel Farage's party would have major implications

A Ukip supporter at a shopping centre in Croydon

EU and local elections 2014: Last-minute polling shows surge in Ukip support

Survey results come as Osborne says 'pessimistic' Labour and Ukip 'want to pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world'

David Cameron could be forced to forge alliances with nationalist parties, such as Marine Le Pen's Front National

European Parliament Election: David Cameron may be forced into alliance with Europe's far-right

David Cameron faces the embarrassment of witnessing the collapse of the right-wing grouping he created in the European Parliament.

About 4,100 offenders are held in category D open prisons. They are considered half-way houses to the outside world
Norman Baker wrote to 43 constabularies

Now at last Lib Dem ministers can say what they really think of their Tory bosses

The end is approaching for the Coalition's marriage of convenience

The Independent’s 2013 Elephant Appeal raised more than £500,000 to combat the poaching crisis

Romanian and Bulgarian migration: Ukip urged to apologise over immigration 'lies and rhetoris'

There are now 4,000 fewer people from the two countries employed in Britain since ‘floodgates’ opened last year

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