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."
02 March 2012 12:00 AM
The Met may have relied too heavily on Murdoch's willingness to incriminate itself
01 March 2012 12:00 AM
That secret Tory Len McCluskey helped lay the groundwork for PMQs, alongside the secret capitalist, Ken Livingstone. But they would have had a fraction of the effect but for Labour's Julie Hilling, who ensured the Prime Minister left the chamber to Tory cheers.
29 February 2012 12:00 AM
Sir Menzies entered, came into, ingressed or otherwise effected the interiorising process vis-a-vis the committee room. He'd come to talk about his long-promised report on the extradition treaty, most particularly to answer the question, "Where the devil is it?"
28 February 2012 06:23 PM
Sir Menzies entered, came into, ingressed or otherwise effected the interiorising process vis-a-vis the committee room. He'd come to talk about his long-promised report on the extradition treaty, most particularly to answer the question, "Where the devil is it?”
28 February 2012 12:00 AM
24 February 2012 12:00 AM
There's often something wrong with MPs. It's what makes them interesting
23 February 2012 10:52 AM
Th fact is, over the last 150 years there has been a rise in temperature of seven or eight tenths of a degree centigrade. Our natural body temperature varies by eight tenths of a degree.
23 February 2012 12:00 AM
22 February 2012 12:00 AM
The health Bill. Lansley. Labour. The NHS. What's it all about? Many questions were prompted by Health Questions.
21 February 2012 12:00 AM
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
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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