Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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Philip Davies has mastered the art of using long, meandering speeches to kill off legislation he doesn’t like

Philip Davies, the master of filibuster and friend to rogue landlords

Tory MP for Shipley has managed to thwart a number of bills to prevent abuses – by talking them out

Jeb Bush has used Britain to set up a private equity fund that could possibly allow it to avoid paying tax in the US

US Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush uses UK fund that could lower his American tax bill

Governor Bush claims there is nothing in his business practices to prevent a Presidential bid

Many treatable illnesses are becoming increasingly resistant to drugs.

'Millions will die' without new antibiotics

Ten million people around the world will die unnecessarily every year by 2050 unless new antibiotics are created to tackle drug-resistant infections, a study concludes today.

The data could be incorporated into existing apps such as Google Maps

Ministers open floodgates to release official data

Move is part of a much bigger drive to open up swathes of government and local authority data

Cameron stands at the door of 10 Downing Street

Government cuts: This is where the axe will fall on public spending

Inside Westminster: You can’t bank savings without traumatic structural change

While a third of contracts were awarded to private firms, they only accounted for 5 per cent of the NHS’s overall budget

Management consultants are ‘making a killing’ from shake-up of NHS

Meanwhile, a third of NHS contracts go to private firms

Baroness Jenkin

Tory attitudes to poverty under fire amid benefit sanctions and Baroness Jenkin comment that poor 'don’t know how to cook'

Baroness Jenkin forced to apologise after blaming food bank use on culinary incompetence

House prices are due to rise by over 30 per cent by the end of the decade

New stamp duty could be stealth tax on middle classes, Tory MP claims

Dominic Raab warns that rising house prices could catch people out

Autumn Statement: Whitehall faces reform as George Osborne sees digital future

Government wants £20bn more in efficiency savings

George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons

Autumn Statement 2014: 'Complete reform' of stamp duty as Osborne slashes rate for 98 per cent of home buyers

Chancellor described stamp duty as a 'tax on aspiration'

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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
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Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
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Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
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Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
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Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
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Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
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In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
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Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
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Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower