Lady Ashton… well, at least she’s not Tony

Author: By Jane Merrick On Thursday night, a bunch of seasonal flowers was thrust into her hand and she found herself pawed by the French president, N…

Afghan mission vital to combating al-Qa’ida, says Brown

Author: Press Association He will say that action against al-Qa’ida has had greater impact this year than in any 12-month period since the 2001 …

Victory for The Independent as secret court opens its doors

Author: By Chris Green The cases are currently heard behind closed doors at the Court of Protection and involve vulnerable people incapable of managin…

MoD’s Nimrod disgrace

Author: By Andrew Johnson Charles Haddon-Cave QC used his report to accuse the Ministry of Defence of “a systematic breach of the Military Coven…

Stop the fat-cat bonuses! George Soros turns on the bankers

Author: By David Randall and Margareta Pagano George Soros (below) became the latest high-profile figure from the world of finance to condemn the bank…

Free Poster with the Independent on Sunday: I am Nick Griffin’s Brain

With the furuore over the BBC’s decision to allow the much-hated far-right politician onto its flagship ‘Question Time’ programme st…

Blair for President? ‘Not necessarily a good idea,’ says his former adviser

Sir Stephen Wall ? one of the key architects of the post of EU president ? said a high-profile figure such as Mr Blair was “not necessarily a ve…

Terms for submission of freelance contributions

It is very important for both parties that there is a clear understanding early on over who can exercise which rights in the material. As is the case …

Royal Mail bosses got £10m bonuses for ‘efficiency drive’

Author: By Brian Brady, Whitehall Editor A total of 13 current and former executives at the Government-owned company have been rewarded for hitting a …

‘Independent’ makes legal challenge to closed court cases

The cases involve vulnerable people incapable of managing their own affairs, including brain-damaged soldiers, people with Alzheimer’s disease a…