We endeavour to report news events accurately and without distortion. However, news media also have a proud history of editorialising and campaigning journalism. The Independent and its columnists may decide to take a stance on any given issue, whether political or otherwise, based on our independent analysis of the available facts.
However, we do not have a predetermined political viewpoint.
Individual columnists are entitled to set out their personal opinions about any issue they choose – or are commissioned – to write about.