The Independent's parliamentary sketch writer and columnist since 2000, Simon Carr was described by Tony Blair as "the most vicious sketch writer working in Britain today". "Poison," said Charles Clarke. In the 1980s he helped launch The Independent, and was a speech writer for the prime minister of New Zealand from 1992 to 1994. His working principle is "Indignation keeps us young."
30 June 2013 12:00 AM
What with the European monetary system in the melting pot, and the Greek streets in flames, and the biggest British labour protest since the Chartists, all eyes were on the Leader of the Opposition to see whether he could obamalate the hopes and fears of his generation.
17 July 2012 12:00 AM
13 July 2012 12:00 AM
They said they would pay the Government for the pleasure of serving the Olympic spirit – but once they got the contract they'd only do their bit if we paid them £500 million and did the work ourselves. It's there in black and white.
12 July 2012 12:00 AM
The Sketch: So was this a U-turn or tactical retreat? Either way, Labour MPs had their well-crafted gloating prepared
11 July 2012 12:00 AM
Cameron can exult in the unquenchable spirit of his true-blue backbenchers
10 July 2012 12:00 AM
06 July 2012 12:00 AM
05 July 2012 12:00 AM
"For the THIRD TIME, can I ask WHAT MONTH you found out," David Ruffley asked. He'd been given two responses practically in real time, "going back to 2006" and "putting in context".
04 July 2012 12:00 AM
03 July 2012 12:00 AM
Sketch: Liam Fox looked leaner and hungrier than for years; it rather suits him
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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