Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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The website attempts to highlight the brutality of the regime

TruthaboutIsis: Mystery site fighting Isis run by British ex-jihadi too scared to go public

He is attempting to keep his identity secret for fear that he could be targeted by Isis sympathisers

Jeremy Corbyn catching a train at King's Cross last week

'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment

Left-winger calls for 24-hour hotline and council positions for women's safety

Kids Company chair, and BBC executive, Alan Yentob

Kids Company: Leaked email warns of 'arson attacks on government buildings' if charity were to close

Two civil servants who saw the memo described it as 'absurd' and 'hysterical'

Mr Straw has been accused of acting as an “Establishment stooge

Labour accuses Jack Straw of conniving with Tories to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

Party says its former Home Secretary was asked not to join review committee

Caroline Lucas has spoken of a potential pact between the Greens and the Labour Party

Labour leadership contest: Caroline Lucas proposes electoral pact with Jeremy Corbyn

Greens may be uncomfortable given Mr Corbyn’s support for coal industry

Protesters, here outside Parliament in January this year, continue to call for the delayed report’s publication

Chilcot report: Farce deepens as Downing Street is forced to rule out inquiry into the inquiry

Instead, David Cameron's priority is to complete the inquiry itself

An anti-war protester holds a placard that reads 'Justice for Iraq, the Hague for Blair' during a demonstration outside the High Court in central London on May 28, 2012

Iraq war: The week the spectre of the conflict returned to the front line of British politics

So why does it still exercise such an emotional hold over us?

Jeremy Corbyn said a significant number of Labour MPs had privately offered their support

Jeremy Corbyn tells Labour MPs: if you don't back me, the grassroots will rise up

Corbyn said that MPs should remember they were only in Parliament because Labour Party members 'worked night and day' to get them there

Liz Kendall is expected to come last in the leader vote

Labour leadership: Liz Kendall calls for probe into effect of change to voting rules

Contender wants the full breakdown of election results released to members

Allegations have surfaced during the election campaign of Mr Corbyn’s backing for individuals and groups associated with Holocaust deniers and anti-Semites

Labour leadership contest: 7 questions Jeremy Corbyn's critics say he must answer

We attempt to unravel the accusations and the evidence behind them

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