Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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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

David Cameron and Boris Johnson get ready for tennis in 2011. A game with the pair was auctioned by the Tory party for £160,000

£160,000 for a tennis match between David Cameron and Boris Johnson - with Lynton Crosby as ball boy

The Conservatives offered up their Australian election chief to act as a “ball boy” for a fund-raising auction tennis match between David Cameron and Boris Johnson which was successfully bid for by the wife of a wealthy Russian oligarch, it has emerged

Conservative researchers posed as students to secretly record comments by the party’s policy chief Jon Cruddas

Labour claims ‘dirty trick’ was used to obtain Jon Cruddas comment

Labour is considering making a formal complaint after Conservative researchers posed as students to secretly record comments by the party’s policy chief Jon Cruddas.

David Cameron is under pressure to explain his party’s links with a lobbying firm representing high-profile Russian clients

Exclusive: Tories under fire for links to pro-Russia lobbyists

Firm donated one third of its profits to party in year leading up to 2010 election

The Prime Minister has been accused of trying to buy power

David Cameron under pressure to name wealthy Tory donors invited to party's summer fundraising ball

Labour has accused the Prime Minister of trying to 'buy his way to power'

Both companies are concerned that they are being singled out by ministers as unpopular and easy targets

Microsoft and Hewlett Packard: The IT giants who fear losing the Government’s favour

Microsoft and Hewlett Packard are worried Treasury plans to give more contracts to small suppliers

The UK has a self-sufficiency ratio for fresh fruit and vegetables of just 12 per cent and 58 per cent respectively

Britain's food self-sufficiency at risk from reliance on overseas imports of fruit and vegetables that could be produced at home

Britain is jeopardising its food security by relying on vast imports of fruit and vegetables from abroad that could be produced in this country, a new report warns today.

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In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
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'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
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