Voices

Too many let electoral tactics influence their decision in the polling booth

F-word propels Irish MP to fame

An Irish backbencher has been propelled into political prominence after startling the Dublin parliament by using the F-word during a debate on the budget.

Labour to paint Cameron's target seats green

Labour is to step up its attack on the Conservative Party's climate change divisions by targeting 31 "green seats" that David Cameron needs to win the election.

SNP makes the case for Scottish independence

Salmond uses St Andrew's Day to launch campaign to break up the Union

Andrew Martin: Turn out the lights and let in the atmosphere

Public service announcement: the clocks went back an hour at 2am. When I was a boy in the 1970s, the end of Daylight Saving Time was a real jolt. The world was darker then, and quieter. In York, where I lived, I frequented the brooding enclave of Little Stonegate, most of which is medieval (some parts of it are Norman, for God's sake), and yet the council saw no particular need to draw attention to it – not on a winter's eve. A single lamp glowed inadequately there, and the place has lived in my dreams ever since.

Edward Barker: Who won in the BNP publicity war?

What has the Green Party been up to this week? You probably don’t know because its opponents have not been breaking into BBC studios, writing letters to the BBC demanding its censorship nor has it had a high profile national campaign launched against it.

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (11 October 2009)

The Conservative energy spokesman, Greg Clark, pledges that combating climate change is as big a priority for his party as it is for the other two main parties ("Global warming is not on our back burner", 4 October). More than 5 million British households spend more than 10 per cent of their disposable income on trying to keep warm in winter.

I'm sympathetic to demands for electoral reform, says Miliband

Minister tells 'Independent' meeting there is a strong case for alternative voting

Caroline Lucas: The Lib Dems' green policies are wilting

A reply to Nick Clegg's claim in the <i>IoS</i> that his is the eco-party

Tony Paterson: Germany's Greens look to victory, of a sort

Campaign trail

Nick Clegg: Eco politics for the real world

A vote for the Green Party would be a wasted vote, as only one party has both the will and the power to tackle climate change

Clegg: 'Don't waste your vote on the Greens'

Nick Clegg today urges voters who care about the environment not to "waste" their votes on the Green Party.

Switzerland's explosive war effort threatens environmental disaster

Deformed fish are being landed and served as sightseers flock to view toxic Second World War munitions raised from the floor of Lake Thun

Caroline Lucas: We are up against a rotten, dysfunctional system

What is immediately clear to anyone joining the Green Party conference in Hove this weekend is that this is a party with its sights set firmly on the future. As much of the talk inevitably focuses on the Green bid for Westminster, the buzz is almost tangible.

Have Greens finally found right conditions in which to grow?

As its conference annual conference opens, Andy McSmith finds a party ready to make an impact

Hurrah for veg: How primary children are learning to love their greens

Primary schools are becoming expert at tending vegetables, thanks to the RHS and Alan Titchmarsh, finds James Morrison
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Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
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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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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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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