We can only hope Hunt does a better job than his predecessor in Iran

The foreign secretary may not be able to do much worse than Boris Johnson, but like the man before him faces an uphill struggle to have Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released

Trade deals are helpful, but we need to focus on production quality

The important thing to be clear about Brexit is that while trade deals are indeed an asset, and it is encouraging that our largest market, the US, seems to want to do one with us, ultimately what matters is the quality of what we produce


The Arron Banks debacle is a threat to our democracy

The Banks investigation is about much more than Brexit. After evidence of Russian interference in elections, including the 2016 US presidential race, it is vital the UK authorities ensure that the fabric of this country is not tarnished

House of Commons must act now to stop bullying at Westminster

A new investigation into abuse of staff directly employed by MPs should lend urgency to the unsatisfactory attempts to make parliament a model employer


Beyond the march, The Independent presses MPs to keep our options open

Whatever happens in the Brexit negotiations, politicians know that the people want their voice to be heard


The exposures of Russian cyberattacks prove that the west is watching

Even the smartest operatives leave clues, and the movements of Russia’s agents can now be tracked in ways that were impossible even a few years ago

Theresa May's speech put her a step closer to securing her leadership

Boris Johnson’s showmanship merely points up the risk he represents, and, inadvertently, his Archie Rice tribute act makes the prime minister look sensible and serious



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