Dharmender Singh Phangurha was a prospective Labour MEP whose promising political career was cut tragically short in a Taliban suicide attack at a restaurant in Kabul. Del Singh, as he was better known, was one of two Britons killed along with 19 others, including senior UN officials, US workers, eight Afghan dignitaries and members of staff of the popular restaurant, La Taverna du Liban, in what was described as the "deadliest violence against foreign civilians" in Afghanistan since the start of the war nearly 13 years ago.
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Thursday 11 July 2013
Chancellor says he suspects Labour would plan "big tax increases" if they regain power in 2015
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: How David Cameron and William Hague got caught up in a battle of the sexes
Wednesday 10 July 2013
David Cameron and William Hague got into similar trouble, but for exactly opposite reasons. If the Foreign Secretary had said “stupid person” or (admittedly a bit of a mouthful for an impromptu sedentary aside) “stupid Honourable Member”, he’d be home free. As the lip reading consensus was that he muttered “stupid woman” while Cameron was answering, or more accurately not answering, a hostile question from Labour’s Cathy Jamieson, he quickly became Twitter villain of the day.
Drenge 'not totally overjoyed' at being mentioned by Tom Watson in his resignation letter to Ed Miliband
Monday 08 July 2013
Drummer: 'My mum's a fan but when she says she is a fan to her mate there's no media storm over that'
Friday 05 July 2013
Thursday 04 July 2013
The MP's resignation letter couldn't disguise his disenchantment with Ed Miliband
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Ed Miliband under pressure to intervene after David Cameron seizes on the fall-out from Falkirk
Thursday 27 June 2013
OK, so George Osbourne poked down a posh patty, but give a burger fan a break!
Friday 21 June 2013
Property firms which buy land as an investment and fail to develop it would face tough penalties under a Labour government in a drive to raise levels of house-building.
Sunday 16 June 2013
Result puts the Tories on their lowest-ever rating for ComRes
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Labour MP Tom Harris has quit the frontbench - saying he was unable to juggle the responsibility with his family life.
Sunday 09 June 2013
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne today admitted that Labour did not build enough homes when it was in power.
Sunday 09 June 2013
The general election may be 696 days away, but the campaign is already under way. Ed Balls kicked it off with a speech last week in which he talked of the "tough choices" that would face an incoming Labour government in 2015 – including axeing winter fuel payments for the richest pensioners.
Thursday 06 June 2013
Party helped John Mills avoid tax of up to £1.5m by accepting a £1.65m donation in the form of shares in his JML shopping channel company rather than cash
Thursday 06 June 2013
Ed Miliband argues that 'lots of organisations receive donations on this basis'
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Jake Morrison, the youngest candidate ever elected to Liverpool City Council, accuses MP of making his life 'unbearable'
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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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