Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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David Cameron meeting residents of a Bellway homes development in Cannock, West Midlands, yesterday; he is accused of showing contempt for the electorate

The great TV debate debacle: 'Unseemly squabble' over debates 'embarrasses British democracy'

Broadcasters may yet use ‘empty chair’ instead of PM for final head-to-head ‘debate’ with Ed Miliband

Britain’s secret intelligence services are now being urged to tap into the maternal skill set to recruit a new generation of spies

Recruit spies from Mumsnet, Parliament tells MI5 – but give them a 24-hour childcare service

Hazel Blears said some female recruits to MI6 had encountered outdated attitudes

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon

Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Lord Ashcroft survey also shows which character voters associate with each leader

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech during the the Lord Mayor's Banquet at The Guildhall last November

Out-of-touch MPs ‘don’t get it’, says ex-Civil Service chief

Exclusive: Gus O’Donnell angers senior Conservatives with scathing attack on ‘chauffeur-driven’ politicians

The Major Projects Authority: A missed opportunity to control those runaway big ideas

Inside Whitehall: Politicians and civil servants are bad at getting things done on time and to budget

Nick Boles was forced to clarify his views after his comments made local headlines

Tory minister backtracks on benefits remark

Minister suggested Britain's benefits system sometimes shows 'inhuman inflexibility'

Genetically modified maize in Shropshire

EU regulations on genetically modified crops prevent Britain's agricultural progress, say MPs

A Parliamentary committee says Europe's guidelines are “not fit for purpose”

Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured in Budapest last week

Old military hands are using Putin as a bogeyman

Ex-generals are wheeled around television studios to fight the media battle

Ed Miliband during a heated debate at PMQs

Labour proposal to ban MPs from taking second jobs thrown out by House of Common

It would create 'low-achieving, shallow' MPs, claims former Tory minister

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said she suffered a 'mind blank' during her interview with LBC
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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions