is a former deputy political editor of the Independent. He is the author of Fighting Talk: the Biography of John Prescott and of Whitehall: the Street that Shaped a Nation, published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster.
Bower among senior staff who allegedly covered-up health watchdog's failure to investigate baby deaths
From our man in Cyprus with the holiday home and the increasingly worthless euros
Ordinary Cypriots are sympathetic to the Russians, who have boosted economy during the recession
A journalist with a holiday home in Cyprus explains why so many ex-pats are affected by the bank levy
For more than 300 years it's been illegal for the monarch to marry a Catholic. It's time for a change
If President Christofias doesn't like the EU's bailout conditions he could go to Moscow instead
GPs' strike draws attention to a weird anomaly: they are private business owners who have public sector pension privileges
Rebekah Brooks's bravura performance must leave Leveson in little doubt of the media's 'power without responsibility'
Why fracking could prove a goldmine for the town deserted by the political parties
Brown infuriated his core voters when he dropped the 10p tax band – now it's Osborne's turn in the stew
Colin Brown on the long tradition of British PMs selling arms to Arabs, come what may
Big Society charity fiasco
shows True Blues are left
behind in scramble to
appease the Lib Dems
and co are determined to
make Murdoch pay for
Ex-ambassador’s evidence will bring more calls to try Tony Blair as a war criminal
Bereaved families must not be allowed to divert the Iraq inquiry from examining the legality of the war
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