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Sean O'Grady

Sean O'Grady is the Associate Editor of the Independent. He writes editorials, columns about politics and economics, and reviews, including television and cars. He has worked for our titles since 1998, and before that enjoyed a varied career in parliament, the City and at the BBC. His byline has appeared in every section of the publication. He drives a Skoda Octavia and lives in an unfashionable district of south London.

Face masks: why was Britain the last to do the right thing yet again?

Like so much in this pandemic, it*s about individuals* liberties being balanced against the impact on others. You can make your own mind up about the risks you take 每 but you should not make such judgements on behalf of others

Politics explained

Sean O'Grady Another world leader whose victory heartens the far right

Poland*s president is unsympathetic to LGBT+ rights and the judiciary*s independence, writes Sean O'Grady

Brexit didn't break the UK, but coronavirus will kill off the union

Despite voting to remain part of the UK just six years ago, a majority of Scots now want independence. Can you blame them?

My lockdown in Leicester is about to get a lot worse

It*s embarrassing that my home city is the first to face an extended local lockdown due to spiralling Covid-19 rates, but it*s also a huge relief

Politics explained
Politics explained