Dr Evan Harris MP, Liberal Democrat spokesman on science and a member of the Commons select committe
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The words "British" and "Muslim" turn out to have a great deal in common
We would welcome a left-liberal coalition, committed to wholesale constitutional and economic reform
The government was accused of trying to suppress evidence of the UK's role in torture at a high court hearing.
What is notable is who will not be "hanging with the Camerons" this Yuletide. There is no place for
Strange, really, how much more glamorous "reporting corruption" sounds than "reporting anti-corruption" does, with its bureaucratic lexicon of "compliance", "implementation" and "corporate responsibility".
TV, fridges and too-tight tailcoats
Our tax system is inequitable, but it seems neither main party is capable of change – Labour is obse
The pre-Budget report was presented in parliament. The Chancellor, Alistair Darling announced measures including:
Proportional representation would free Labour to be radical again
Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th
The extraordinary reaction to Speaker Bercow and his wife shows that Cameron and his allies only rea
The purpose of the Chilcot inquiry is to normalise an epic crime by providing enough of a theatre.
Climate change deniers should reveal whether they hold lucrative 'catastrophe' bonds
As he prepared to fly out to the Copenhagen summit, John Prescott reflected on his regrets about the
The Iraq war was a ruinous mistake. The lessons from it have not yet been learned.
If ever there was a bad week to start talking again about extra airport runways - and not just at Heathrow, but Gatwick, too - surely this was it.
Before Alistair Darling had announced the one-off 50 per cent tax on bonuses over £25,000 - before he'd even stood up to present the pre-Budget report - bankers were hitting back at government plans to tax them.
Christmas comes but once a year, which means, fortunately, so do carols with the Howards.
Alistair Darling must use the pre-Budget report to explain why the Tories would take us deeper into
The Conservatives' European journey
Cameron may be comfortable with his personal blend of retro and metro, but bridging such gaps within
I feel like I've gone back in time. We are drowning in the sticky stew of Iraq once more thanks to Chilcot.
The UK's libel system has enabled an extraordinary assault on free speech to take place. Labour must
Now is not the time to start paying off the debt, cutting public expenditure or raising taxes
Apologies to Mark Lynas, George Monbiot, Ed Miliband and all my other green friends, but I have decided I no longer believe in man-made global warming.
George Osborne could soon be running the nation’s finances. He may be politically savvy, but bankers