US president Barack Obama:  “The UK would not be able to negotiate something with the United States faster than the EU. We wouldn’t abandon our efforts to negotiate a trade deal with our largest trading partner, the European market.” Photograph: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images

Campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union were struggling to regain the initiative on Sunday after US president Barack Obama doubled down on(...)

London mayor  Boris Johnson has come under fire over his attack on the ‘part-Kenyan’  US president Barack Obama. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

London mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of “dog-whistle” racism after he suggested that Barack Obama’s Kenyan ancestry may have been behind the de(...)

US president Barack Obama in London: “Maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen any time soon.” Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Barack Obama has warned that Britain will be “at the back of the queue” in negotiating a new trade deal with the United States if it votes to leave t(...)

US president Barack Obama during a press conference with British prime minister David Cameron  at the foreign office in London on Friday: he gave a full-throated endorsement of the Remain side in the European Union. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

When Barack Obama last intervened in a British referendum in June 2014, it was to suggest in 2014 that the UK would be stronger if Scotland remained p(...)

Queen Elizabeth II with her daughter Princess Anne in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, will spend her 90th birthday today much as she does every other day, unveiling a plaque, doing a w(...)

A plaque unveiled at Samuel Beckett’s former house in Chelsea. Nobel Laureate and physicist Patrick Blackett also lived at the house from 1953 to 1969. Photograph: PA

Samuel Beckett had little good to say about London when he lived there in the 1930s but the city will honour him on Wednesday when Downton Abbey actor(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

London mayor Boris Johnson in the vanguard of campaign for Britain to exit EU. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Campaigners for Britain to remain in the EU hope that this week will see the referendum campaign enter a new phase as voters wake up to the risk invol(...)

 Stephen Crabb: The  British secretary of state for work and pensions said that, if a post- Brexit UK was relying on its membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to regulate trade with the EU, it would have to offer the same terms to all WTO members. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

A British cabinet minister has warned that it could be impossible to make special tariff arrangements for Ireland in the event of a vote to leave the(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: ‘Wages would be lower and prices would be higher.’ Photograph: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Leaving the E U would cause Britain’s economy to shrink and tax receipts to plummet, and cost the average household thousands of pounds a year, an of(...)