Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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Cabinet reshuffle: It’s time David Cameron thought like a CEO

Iain Duncan Smith at the DWP has presided over some of this Government’s most ill-thought-through and divisive policies

In the hot seat: Sir Michael Wilshaw speaks with pupils at an east London school in 2013

Trojan Horse scandal: Birmingham accuses Ofsted head of smear campaign

Schools inspector trying to hide his department's failings, say city leaders
Kenyans are being warned not to travel to Heathrow

Kenya issues terror alert over travel to UK airports

Foreign Affairs ministry says Britain would be the most likely country to be affected by threat from 'sophisticated' al-Qa'ida bombs
Former Attorney General Sir Michael Havers, pictured in 1979

Brother of child abuse inquiry judge was accused of 'cover up'

Butler-Sloss’s late sibling was Attorney General at time of events she is charged with investigating

The Old Admiralty Building will be the Education Department’s new home after a £5m refit

Fury over Michael Gove's 'hypocritical' £5m architect contract

The move to the Old Admiralty is part of the Government’s ongoing consolidation of its estate

The practice of 'revenge porn' is becoming increasingly widespread

New Canadian 'revenge porn' law could land teenagers in prison, critics argue

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has said the Government is 'very open' to the idea of changing the law

The former City worker stalked Miss Hewitt, 35, after she ended their year-long relationship

Violent criminal Al Amin Dhalla: Home Office ignored warnings from stalked young doctor's family

Thug was able to return to the UK, where he set their house on fire and attempted to kill them

Yvette Cooper speaking at the Labour Party conference last year

Exclusive: Labour to end ‘culture of defeatism’ over rape convictions

Police would lose the power to unilaterally “drop” rape investigations, even if they think there is insufficient evidence to proceed, under Labour plans to revolutionise the way sexual crimes are handled.

Alex Salmond claims Britain is on a 'fast track out of Europe'

Scottish independence exclusive: Alex Salmond accuses Cameron of playing ‘roulette’ with Scotland’s future

Alex Salmond opens up a new front in the Scottish referendum campaign today as he accuses David Cameron of playing a game of “European roulette” with Scotland’s future in the EU.

Simon Danczuk revealed that Lord Brittan had seen papers detailing an alleged Westminster paedophile ring

I was warned off asking Brittan what he knew about paedophile dossier, says Labour MP Simon Danczuk

Campaigning Labour member says Tory minister ‘stepped out of the shadows’ to confront him

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam