Paul Vallely is Associate Editor of The Independent where he writes on social, ethical, political and cultural issues. He writes leaders, features and has a weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
22 April 2012 12:00 AM
English is shot through with the Bard's words and phrases, but what of his harder plays, and the work of his successors?
15 April 2012 12:00 AM
Withholding trade does work on intransigent regimes, and now it could force President Assad to back down in Syria
07 April 2012 12:00 AM
This Easter, all Anglican eyes will be on the outspoken Archbishop of York in a year when he could reach the pinnacle of his denomination
01 April 2012 12:00 AM
25 March 2012 12:00 AM
Raising the price of cheap alcohol fails to address the most alarming rise in problem drinking – among the middle classes
18 March 2012 12:00 AM
Rupert Murdoch's luck may be running out, judging by a conversation I had with a group of British and US corporate lawyers. Across the Pond they see Murdoch's newspaper empire unravelling like a fraying sleeve. It seems that whatever wily move the Dirty Digger makes to salvage his position at his scandal-hit British papers, a new revelation pops up to deepen the crisis.
17 March 2012 12:00 AM
Chris Killip and I are looking at the same photographs. But we are seeing different things. They are dense, vivid, solid, black-and-white images of working people in the North of England in the Seventies and Eighties. To me they speak of a grim, bleak, alienated breed – unsmiling, ground-down, resigned or even perhaps crushed and defeated. To him they celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.
17 March 2012 12:00 AM
11 March 2012 12:00 AM
04 March 2012 12:00 AM
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