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
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
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Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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