Thirty years have passed since Liverpool's poverty-fuelled riots destroyed parts of the city. Stephen Kelly, who covered the violence in 1981, reports from a city that still feels its impact
Nick Clegg has been making free with his witticisms. He's not the first politician to fancy himself as a comedian, says Andy McSmith
Twenty years ago tomorrow, Margaret Thatcher quit as Prime Minister. Iain Dale recalls the Iron Lady's highly charged tearful last cabinet meeting
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The Independent on Sunday writer, who died on Saturday, was a master columnist, writes Donald Trelford
Political leaders past and present join the salutes to the writing, influence and charm of this paper's much-loved columnist
The creators of Mrs Thatcher's legendarily cutting advertisements are back on the campaign trail – and gunning for Gordon Brown. Ivan Fallon reports
Winston Churchill, the former Conservative MP and grandson of the Second World War Prime Minister, who died yesterday after a two-year battle against cancer, was the Conservative MP for Stretford and then Davyhulme in Greater Manchester for 27 years.
A decade ago the residents of this Scottish outpost bought out their absentee landlords and took control of their own destiny. Their lives have been transformed. Jonathan Brown reports from Knoydart
Announcement will form centrepiece of Brown's crucial conference speech
For struggling leaders, conference season is a perilous time. By Ben Russell
It's not a question of looks, nor even of technique: for a colourful few, seduction just seems to be something that comes naturally . . .