Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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Michael Gove, the new Justice Secretary, will be driving the Tories’ attempts to scrap the Human Rights Act

Michael Gove must navigate a political minefield before Tories can scrap the Human Rights Act

There are also legal obstacles to negotiate before it can be abolished

Of all the challenges facing David Cameron by far the most pressing and most intractable is renegotiating Britain’s relationship with the European Union

David Cameron will need patience, guile and luck to tackle Britain's relationship with Europe

Negotiating with Brussels is the most dangerous challenge the PM will face

Tim Farron speaking at the Liberal Democrats Party Conference

Scottish and Welsh Lib Dems throw their support behind Tim Farron to 'lead our party to recovery'

Tim Farron is seen as the favourite to replace Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader, with Norman Lamb the only figure likely to oppose him in leadership contest

After Cameron's victory the top four Tory jobs in Government will all remain unchanged

Unshackled from Coalition partners, Tories get ready to push radical agenda

Cameron is expected to move to the right to consolidate support among his backbench MPs after five years of compromise with the Liberal Democrats

UK general election winners and losers

The bigger picture of this election is Labour's drubbing at the hands of the Conservatives, but how did the other figures in British politics hold out?

David Cameron speaks outside of Downing Street

UK election results: Four issues David Cameron faces in his second term as prime minister

Cameron may be celebrating a majority as he begins his second term as Prime Minister, but some pressing issues will soon bring him down to earth

David Cameron is set for an extraordinary victory

What does five more years of the Tories mean for Britain?

It looks like more austerity

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha arrive to N10 Downing street in London

Four reasons the Tories shouldn't feel too smug – despite an incredible election result

David Cameron is now at the mercy of his own MPs

UK election results: Lynton Crosby – the wizard from Oz who destroyed Labour

Alienating the union, relying on Lynton Crosby as an election saviour and relentlessly attacking Ed Miliband have caused damage to the party

Heywood is part of a group of civil servants who will be behind any negotiations if we fail to elect a Prime Minister

Jeremy Heywood: The man who will help form a government in the case of a hung Parliament

Heywood is part of a group of civil servants who will be behind any negotiations if we fail to elect a Prime Minister

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'