Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.
Coalition spending revealed: Crime Agency's £336,573 outlay on Mercedes vans for 'special projects', a £27,000 parking bill at Gatwick Airport and £108,000 PR spend among Government departments’ public accounts
17 April 2014 07:15 PM
It was just less than a year ago that ministers claimed the Government was starting to “manage our finances like the best-run FTSE100 businesses”.
15 April 2014 05:30 PM
This isn't the only time that screeching headlines have led to bad decisions
15 April 2014 03:53 PM
Mr Farage says £70,000 spent on his UK office since 2009 is justifiable
14 April 2014 07:47 PM
Corby is at the centre of allegations that he spent taxpayers’ money on hotel rooms at a Conservative Party conference that were used for a sex party
13 April 2014 11:52 PM
Nigel Evans is to launch a campaign to introduce anonymity rules in sexual assault cases to protect the reputations of people who are charged and then cleared.
13 April 2014 01:41 PM
The calls come in the wake of a sexual scandal that saw Mr Evans facing personal and financial ruin
12 April 2014 12:00 AM
Parliamentary watchdog ‘deeply worried’ by claims public money funded £2,500-a-night hotel suite
11 April 2014 06:41 PM
Michael Fabricant was an eccentric choice for his position. Now his Twitter feed has caught up with him. Regrets? None, he tells Oliver Wright
04 April 2014 08:04 PM
Prime Minister had tried to draw a line under the scandal
03 April 2014 12:04 AM
New charges should be introduced for richer patients and pensioners and for visiting the GP, a major new study concludes today.
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
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