You’d wonder, when Mauricio Pochettino sought out Sir Alex Ferguson for that famous meeting between the two back in 2016, whether the Manchester United great gave him that key piece of advice he once gave to Dave Brailsford. The story goes that the Team Sky supremo sat beside Ferguson at a dinner and asked him for his…
Cody Simpson has opened up about his previous relationships and revealed that he’s been writing new music about the “sh*t” romances he’s had with people in the industry. The singer gave an interview on The Kyle & Jackie O Show on Tuesday where he admitted that he’s “never really” been heartbroken before but has found…
When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the US to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbour a few years ago, Ms Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that many of her neighbours' houses…
Boris Johnson has threatened to pull his Brexit deal and force a general election if MPs delay the departure date for leaving the EU until January. In a dramatic intervention in the Commons, the prime minister said defeat on his bid to ram the legislation through in just three days – the so-called programme motion…
Donald Trump has compared the impeachment process against him to being lynched in an incendiary tweet that sparked swift outcry on Tuesday morning. “So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights,” the…
The prime minister finds himself in the same trap as his predecessor. The speaker has ruled – predictably, and entirely in line with procedural orthodoxy – that Boris Johnson cannot bring the same proposal for a deal back to the House time and time again, as if he were chopping down a tree with repeated blows of…
Deborah Orr, who has died aged 57, was a columnist whose originality, integrity, humanity, scathing wit and powerful grasp of the extent to which the personal is political – and the political is personal – were qualities she brought to the pages of The Independent for 10 years in the early 2000s. Orr, who had…
It turns out dating in Hollywood is just as difficult as dating in a small town when it comes to not hooking up with someone who has a distant connection to your brother. A fan called Miki, who goes by @oceansjonas on Twitter, has kickstarted a viral trend where fans have come to the conclusion…
In the sleepy Armenian lakeside town of Aknalich, crowds gathered for the opening of a new temple. Inside the vast vaulted stone building, musicians dressed in ivory coloured cotton garments and rolled headscarves processed in a circle. Some chanted sacred hymns, while others played the drum and flute. Those gathered around them danced shoulder to…
More than 250,000 people have added their names to an open letter demanding a Final Say referendum in only 48 hours. The letter, organised by People’s Vote campaign and The Independent, urges senior figures in the UK and EU to allow the British public hold a fresh vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. The wave of public…