Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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Labour leadership candidates from left, Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, and Andy Burnham, pose for the media at the end of the Labour party leadership final debate

Labour leadership debate: Jeremy Corbyn's opponents fail to land the blows in final televised hustings

Left-winger confirms the race is now his to lose despite being targeted by his rivals

Chuka Umunna: 'Solidarity is key'

Labour leadership: Chuka Umunna says party must 'accept the result' if Jeremy Corbyn wins

Moderniser says Labour's right wing must 'show solidarity' whatever the result

The annual cost of storing paper records is up to £1m for each healthcare trust, according to government estimates

Every hospital patient will be given a barcode as part of plan to create a 'paper free' NHS

Proposal for appointments and prescriptions to be arranged via phone apps

Former Conservative immigration minister Damian Green has warned that Britain would face a mass influx of refugees from Calais if the country voted to pull out of the European Union

EU referendum: 'Brexit' would increase number of refugees entering UK, says ex-Tory minister

Damian Green: 'Flawed' to says leaving EU would give greater border control

British Gas and SSE are more reliant on coal to produce the electricity they sell to customers than they were 10 years ago

Energy companies more reliant on 'dirty' coal to produce electricity than they were a decade ago

Exclusive: Campaigners say figures undermine claims firms are going green

Sir John Chilcot first announced the terms of reference of his inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war in 2009

Chilcot inquiry into Iraq War 'may not be published until next summer'

Accusations that Sir John's initial report was 'riddled with errors'

Theresa May said she wanted to reinstate the original idea of free movement within the EU

Downing Street plays down talk of a split after Theresa May says migrants seeking jobs should be barred from Britain

Her comments were widely interpreted as putting pressure on the PM

Hundreds of thousands of young people are being encouraged into low-skill, low-pay, on-the-job training schemes to meet ministers’ 'mad' target of creating three million apprenticeships by 2020

'Mad' apprenticeship targets have consigned a generation to low-skill, low-paid duties

Exclusive: Ministers aim to create three million apprenticeships by 2020

In a withering attack on the Prime Minister, the retired general Lord Richards of Herstmonceux attacked Mr Cameron for being more interested in pursuing a 'Notting Hill liberal agenda' than showing serious 'statecraft'

War with Isis: David Cameron 'lacked the balls' for decisive military action in Syria, says general

Lord Richards says 'boots on the ground' could have averted rise of militants

Labour will have 'lost the plot' if it doesn’t listen to Tony Blair and elects Jeremy Corbyn as the party’s next leader, Andy Burnham has warned

Labour leadership contest: Andy Burnham urges voters to heed Tony Blair's warnings over Jeremy Corbyn

Two weeks ago Mr Burnham criticised former PM for making 'dire predictions'

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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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The addictive nature of Diplomacy

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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones