Edward Snowden, the US intelligence leaker, may soon be filling a ceremonial role in Britain’s academic life. Students at Glasgow University have embarked on a campaign to have him elected as their rector.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
George Osborne pre-empts Ed Miliband speech on economy, but Lib Dems say Treasury ignored repeated calls for increase
Thursday 09 January 2014
Chancellor says he wants to see low-paid workers' earnings rising, but not at the cost of jobs
Lib Dems accuse Tories of 'stealing' their policy as George Osborne prepares to approve above-inflation rise in minimum wage
Tuesday 07 January 2014
The Conservatives opposed Labour's decision to bring in the minimum wage in 1999, predicting wrongly that it could cost two million jobs
Sunday 05 January 2014
Campaigners say Coalition must tackle ‘in-work poverty’
Tuesday 03 December 2013
The health gap between rich and poor countries could be wiped out in just 20 years’ time, leading economists and health experts have said, and can be achieved simply through greater investment in existing drugs, vaccines and treatments.
Monday 07 October 2013
New coalition will advocate for policy reform and regulation to lower broadband cost to 5 per cent of monthly income in developing countries
Harriet Harman: 'Grandmothers shouldn’t have to choose between helping with child care and their jobs'
Saturday 21 September 2013
Labour has revolutionary plans to allow mothers and fathers to transfer their parental leave to grandparents, Labour’s deputy leader tells Andrew Grice
Tuesday 20 August 2013
A former boyfriend of the Belle de Jour blogger claims she fabricated exploits
UK charities hit back at salary criticism after revelation that 30 bosses paid more than £100,000 a year
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Charities commission claims disproportionate wages risk bringing 'the wider charitable world into disrepute'
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Radical proposals on voting in Parliament represent a kind of English devolution, but Labour is not happy
Monday 10 June 2013
Independent on Sunday: The UK needs national talent bank
Wednesday 15 May 2013
A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter sold for $37 million (£24 million) at Sotheby's contemporary art auction - a new record for a work by a living artist.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Anger as lawmakers demand monthly rate of pay that is 131 times Kenya's minimum wage
Alan Milburn and Gillian Shephard: 'The Government must be judged by its actions, not words. Our job is to judge the actions'
Sunday 21 April 2013
Alan Milburn and Gillian Shephard make an unlikely team – but, they tell Andrew Grice, they both want ministers to do more on child poverty
Friday 19 April 2013
Although it is supposed to be illegal to pay staff below those levels, employers are using a variety of ruses to sidestep the rates
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers