Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
The Speaker John Bercow during the debate

John Bercow: Government's 'squalid' plot to oust the Speaker fails

Speaker Bercow appeared close to tears during the debate

Commons Speaker John Bercow

Tories in 'surprise' pre-election attack to oust Bercow as Speaker

Normally sitting Speakers continue in their jobs after a General Election

A supporter of same-sex marriage waves a rainbow flag outside the Houses of Parliament

General Election 2015: Lib Dems pledge global same-sex marriage rights

"We must extend the freedom of LGBT citizens, both here and abroad"

Sports days ‘rebranded’ so Whitehall staff can get day off

Officials had been entitled to an extra day off a year

Corn grows in a rooftop greenhouse at Monsanto’s US research centre

The future of GM: The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet

In the second in our series on genetically modified crops, Oliver Wright reports from St Louis – where science meets nature in the cause of feeding tomorrow's world 

Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto, is optimistic GM will be seen as the way to feed the world

Monsanto chief admits ‘hubris’ is to blame for public fears over GM

Monsanto CEO : ‘We never thought about our place in the food chain’

Frances Crook of the Howard League

Government bans company from allowing charity to visit private prisons

The MOJ told G4S to retract an invitation issued to the Howard League to visit prisons run by the firm at Birmingham and Oakwood in Staffordshire

Martin Taylor has given Labour nearly £600,000 since 2012

Ed Miliband donor’s firm makes cash from NHS

The revelations sparked allegations of hypocrisy from the Tories but Labour said the party would owe nothing to donors if it forms a government

Debate still rages over genetically modified food after nearly 20 years

GM crops: Vital for food security? Or overestimated potential?

We need to have a more nuanced debate about GM – rather than a simple good versus bad argument that we’ve had for the past 20 years

Leena Tripathi, one of the scientists involved in the project, by the Ugandan GM Banana Plantation

The GM crops debate moves to Africa – and it’s just as noisy

Oliver Wright reports from Uganda on a project involving a staple food crop – the matooke – which has sparked frantic political lobbying

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss