Rob Hastings is a freelance journalist who writes for The Independent. He has also been published in The Guardian, The Times, the Financial Times and NME.com.
Top EU official: British MPs know nothing about Europe and pulling out of the EU would be 'a clear disaster' for Britain
06 May 2013 07:10 PM
The European Commissioner for Trade has spoken of his bewilderment and frustration at just how little most British MPs know about the European Union as the debate intensifies about the UK’s membership.
05 May 2013 06:32 PM
The controversial former Tory MP Neil Hamilton is being lined up to head Ukip’s list of candidates for the June 2014 European elections, party sources have claimed
Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' to score first number one single with song featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
29 April 2013 12:13 PM
Disco is back on the dancefloor. Daft Punk have scored their first No 1 single with one of the funkiest songs to top the British charts in years, their comeback track “Get Lucky” .
24 April 2013 10:37 AM
The five are among 19,000 who receive money from the scheme, which the Government plans to scrap in 2015
24 April 2013 12:00 AM
Leaked documents warned ministers that reform would penalise the most vulnerable
23 April 2013 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Defence wastes up to £94m a year training 16 and 17-year-old army recruits for roles which could be filled more cost-effectively by adults, according to analysis by campaign groups.
19 April 2013 05:49 PM
An Asian-American man claims to have been beaten in the Bronx area of New York in retaliatory violence over the Boston marathon bombing, with his racist attackers apparently targeting him because they believed he was Arab.
19 April 2013 05:47 PM
A newspaper front page that wrongly identified two innocent men as the prime suspects in the Boston marathon bombing has renewed embarrassment for the New York Post newspaper, just days after it erroneously reported that 12 people had died in the incident when the death toll was in fact three.
17 April 2013 06:48 PM
A man has become the first to be jailed under new scientific safety laws after faking data for a clinical trial which could have endangered cancer victims.
15 April 2013 12:58 PM
The Independent spoke to Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector who now lives in New Malden, Surrey, about his life and the current political stand-off in Korea. His story of what led to him escaping is one of shocking sadness, but since coming to the UK - where he is working on a newspaper to smuggle into the country - he has been able to lead a much happier life.
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