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.
05 July 2013 02:46 PM
It would help if you read Daniil Kharms’ short story before you go to see The Old Woman which opened this year’s biennial Manchester International Festival. It would help. But not a lot.
19 May 2013 12:00 AM
Muslim community activists are not given enough credit for challenging distorted notions of masculinity
15 May 2013 12:00 AM
Parallels between the Oxford case and last year’s case in Rochdale raise some difficult questions. But the issues are much more complex than they seem
09 April 2013 12:00 AM
Saviour of the nation from post-war decadence, or heartless milk-snatcher who destroyed heavy industry and decimated whole communities? Paul Vallely sifts the reputation from the reality
07 April 2013 12:00 AM
Lashing out at the freakshow of Mick Philpott won't solve the problems of our overstretched welfare system
24 March 2013 12:00 AM
Stirring words aside, it is not clear what the US President can do to make peace in the Middle East a lasting reality
17 March 2013 12:00 AM
The new Pope prompts Paul Vallely to consider an unfashionable virtue in an age of individualism
Pope Francis profile: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a humble man who moved out of a palace into an apartment, cooks his own meals and travels by bus
14 March 2013 12:00 AM
The secular world should not expect wide reform from the new Pontiff
10 March 2013 12:00 AM
03 March 2013 12:00 AM
Insiders are ready for a factious, fractious conclave... 10 men are in with a chance
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- 1 Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
- 2 Ebola virus: It's ripped through towns – now the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus is heading for Africa's teeming cities
- 3 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
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