Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.
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Sunday 28 April 2013
Scunthorpe had their relegation to League Two confirmed, even though they beat sixth-placed Swindon 3-1.
Monday 22 April 2013
David Cameron's much-touted digital economy is taking off while the rest of the economy lags behind.
Saturday 20 April 2013
There is precious little romance left in the Challenge Cup, as Leigh will attest after this experience of the harsh realities of full-timers playing part-timers.
Friday 19 April 2013
Four students pleaded not guilty today at Brighton Magistrates Court to charges related to protests that took place at the University of Sussex up to three weeks ago.
Saturday 13 April 2013
I opened an envelope the other day and Emeli Sandé turned up. OK, an old joke, but they keep coming. Only last week, some wag tweeted "Which song is Emili Sandé singing at Thatcher's funeral?" For most of last year, it seemed that Sandé – who at the start of it was just another name on those Brightest Hopes/Sound of lists – was inescapable. You couldn't switch on, say, the Olympics opening ceremony, the Olympics closing ceremony, The X Factor, The Voice or even BBC Sports Relief without seeing her bleached quiff, or hearing her signature tune "Next to Me".
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Can you say of a face that it is “bunched” with artless merriment in the way that a fist can be said to be bunched in anger or frustration? You'd swear that that perception was permissible if you'd seen the concertedly beaming countenance of Dorothy Duffy as she sits and gently rocks on the rope swing that hangs from a barren tree Abigail Graham's astonishingly well-acted and quietly devastating revival of Molly Sweeney at the Print Room.
Saturday 30 March 2013
The novelists Stella Duffy (who is gay) and Julia Crouch (who is not) discuss issues of identity and authenticity that can arise when your lead character is a lesbian – and why authors should simply ignore them all
Wednesday 27 March 2013
An injunction has been granted to the University of Sussex over the occupation of Bramber House which began on 7 February earlier this year.
Monday 25 March 2013
In the age of 24-hour news, politicians avoid unchoreographed contact with the public
Monday 25 March 2013
Update 1: A group of hooded protesters have smashed through the door of Sussex House during the anti-privatisation demo, according to eye-witnesses.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Police fired gunshots at huge predator before it disappeared
Video: Pressure grows on Sussex University management as students storm building in demonstration against privatisation
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Students at Sussex University have stepped up their efforts to block the proposed privatisation of several key services, by storming the conference room and third floor balcony of Bramber House. The surge followed a protest attended by over 300 students and staff, as well as comedian and Independent columnist Mark Steel.
Pope Benedict XVI didn’t fail as the spiritual leader of the church, he just wasn’t up to running it
Monday 11 February 2013
The modern world, not just the church, will be poorer for the absence of a thoughtful intellectual in public life
Friday 25 January 2013
It is one of the most quoted gobbets of British poetry: “Sexual intercourse began/ In nineteen sixty-three/(which was rather late for me) –/Between the end of the Chatterley ban/And the Beatles’ first LP.”
Thursday 17 January 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train