Clarke calls for Gordon Brown to raise taxes

Tax increases need to form part of Gordon Brown's strategy for dealing with Britain's deficit if he wants voters to believe that he will repair the economy, a former cabinet minister said last night.

Five ministers among 70 MPs in expenses appeal

30-page Legg report on abuse of allowances due to be published on Thursday

TEST Catch21 Productions presents: Uni-Q

Uni-Q is a new online show - best described as ‘Question Time’ meets ‘The Sunday Night Project’ - providing a forum for 16-25 year olds to pose questions to MPs and other high profile figures

Diane Abbot: These plotters lacked both common sense and principles

David Miliband is the biggest loser of the week. He is not a credible leader

The emails arrived at 10.24, and a day of political drama and intrigue began

The plot was hatched weeks ago and choreographed to explode in Gordon Brown's lap yesterday morning. But, as Andy McSmith and Nigel Morris explain, it was fatally flawed from the start

Steve Richards: The only certainty about this plot: it will damage Labour

The madness of this move overwhelms the reason

Hoon and Hewitt challenge Brown's leadership

Two former Cabinet ministers have today launched a last-minute insurrection that could see Gordon Brown replaced as Labour’s leader.

Brown pledge to 'fight every inch of the way'

Gordon Brown admitted he was the underdog for general election today, but insisted he was ready to "fight" for Britain.

John Rentoul: Labour must unleash its tarantulas

Only a series of unexpected setbacks can stop the Tories taking power. But stranger things have happened

Donald Macintyre: Will they, won't they launch a coup?

You can't find a Labour figure who doesn't believe their chances better without Brown

Stephen Byers to quit as MP at next general election

Former Cabinet minister Stephen Byers is to stand down from Parliament at the next general election, he announced today.

Johnson under fire as more advisers threaten to resign

Decision to sack top drugs scientist threatens to tear apart council established in 1971

Charles Clarke: You Ask The Questions

The MP for Norwich South answers your questions, such as 'Will the PM resign before the election?' and 'Why aren't faith schools closed?'

Charles Clarke: Don't give Tony Blair the post of EU President

His presence would revive past battles rather than inspire a fresh approach
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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea