Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron talks with President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at the start of a Special Meeting of the European Council at EU Council headquarters in Brussels

EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote

Labour joins SNP and Lib Dems in calling for teenage vote as Cameron faces first big test touring Europe in search of backing for his reforms

Sajid Javid said ‘all sorts of issues’ would be looked at

Government will not push through plans to make sackings easier, says Sajid Javid

The Tories had been expected to relax employment laws

Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay as the Prime Minister insists that 'we will all play our part' in balancing the books

David Cameron announces pay freeze for ministers to ensure Cabinet 'plays its part'

Cabinet ministers in the Commons currently receive a salary of £134,565

Margaret Hodge said it was completely wrong for union bosses to try to influence the result of the election

Labour leadership contest: Margaret Hodge tells 'union barons' to 'shut up' and stop interfering

Ms Hodge said it was wrong for union bosses to try and influence the decision

The former International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said he was 'extremely sceptical' about proposals to restrict the power of the European Court to interpret British laws under the Convention

David Cameron warned he faces backbench rebellion over plans to scrap Human Rights Act

The proposals are due to be included in this week's Queen's Speech

Labour drops its opposition to Tory EU referendum plans

Acting leader Harriet Harman said the party would now support the bill

Nicola Sturgeon with David Cameron

Note of French Consul General's claim that Nicola Sturgeon wanted a Tory win was 'accurate'

Civil service memo was genuine, report concludes

Seven-day GP access plan 'surreal' and must be scrapped, says BMA head

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, the chair of the BMA's GP’s committee will claim being a GP has become 'unsustainable'

Chuka Umunna with his partner Alice Sullivan last Sunday

Chuka Umunna resigns from Labour leadership contest: a realisation that this isn’t how he wants to live his life

Attention paid to those close to Umunna made him think again, says Oliver Wright

Nigel Farage and the major Ukip donor Arron Banks leave the party’s head office in central London yesterday

Nigel Farage challenges Ukip MP Douglas Carswell: back me as leader or quit the party

Farage did not name Carswell in his attack but aides made clear that it was the former Tory MP he had in his sights

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