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Leading article: Green politics

It's the elephant in the living room of British environmental politics: the question of whether it is possible to push through green policies at a time of economic slowdown. Commendably, David Cameron became the first senior political leader to answer this yesterday. Even better, he got the answer broadly right.

Leading article: Down a little, but not out

With the honourable exception of Norwich, where they now lead the opposition, the Greens did not cover themselves in glory in last week's elections. In London, where the contest was dominated by the Johnson-Livingstone duel, Sian Berry made a creditable showing. Across the country, though, the Greens generally fell back in those seats they also contested last year.

Defra hails 'positive green' readers

Readers of The Independent are some of Britain's most environmentally conscious consumers, according to a government study which identified different groups within the "green movement" and rated them according to motivation and interest.

Gaza on brink as Hamas deploys militia

The Hamas-led Palestinian Authority has deployed a new militia in Gaza under the command of a leading militant and in direct defiance of a veto by the PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

Angela Merkel: 'We need to elicit a yearning for the sea, a need to build'

From an election address by the leader of the German Christian Democrats, given at a party conference in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia

Letter: Green voting

Sir: Under proportional representation the Green Party would get many more than the 40 MPs that Cllr Matt Sellwood suggests (letter, 3 February). There are many, many people who would vote Green but for the (erroneous) view that a Green vote is wasted. Under PR they could follow their hearts. I'm not even sure we wouldn't win.

Greens say wind power must be kept away from beauty spots

The Greens yesterday came out against the siting of wind farms on natural beauty spots, saying locations such as the Devon coastline and Loch Ness were under threat.

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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence