UK chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show: he claimed Western nations are seeing ‘the price of not getting involved’ in Syria

David Cameron was calm, polite and conciliatory in the House of Commons but his purpose could not have been more deadly: to persuade MPs to a(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron  in the House of Commons as he argued the case for Britain to join air strikes in Syria. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Getty Images

David Cameron told MPs that attacking Islamic State in Syria would help make the United Kingdom safer, adding that the country could not outsou(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron   at RAF Northolt: After visiting Paris where he pledged British support for France, Mr Cameron announced plans to increase spending by £12 billion (€17 billion) to £178 billion (€254 billion) over the next decade as part of his government’s five-year defence and security plan. Photograph: Justin Tallis/WPA Pool/Getty

Britain will boost spending on defence to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants, prime minister David Cameron said on Monday, underlining t(...)

Former first minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party Alex Salmond: “I think it would be very difficult for any Irish government, of any political persuasion, to run counter to Scottish nationalism.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For a man who just returned to Westminster last May after an eight-year absence, Alex Salmond moves through the Houses of Parliament as if he had neve(...)

 David Cameron: The prime minister’s hopes of winning a Commons majority for his new war were enhanced yesterday by Labour’s growing disarray over defence. Photograph: PA Wire

There was a dark whiff of 2003 and the prelude to the Iraq War around the Commons chamber yesterday as prime minister David Cameron sharply upped the (...)

Police guard the Houses of Parliament in London in a show of heightened security following the attacks on Paris. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Within hours of Friday night’s attacks in Paris, the atmosphere in central London had tightened perceptibly, as armed police patrolled near major land(...)

Eamon Gilmore answering reporters’ questions at a special meeting of the Labour Party. Photograph: Frank Miller

Last July RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke put it to Taoiseach Enda Kenny that polls published that month did not look good for the re-election of the Government. (...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: Instead of seeking to quell  riots in 2002 that followed killings on Hindus,  he cited  Newton’s Third Law: “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. Photograph:   Rob Stothard/AFP/Getty

An estimated 60,000 people will crowd into Wembley Stadium this evening for the biggest political rally seen in Britain in recent times, dwarfing Jere(...)

British prime minister David Cameron outlines conditions for renegotiating the terms of his country’s membership in the European Union,  at Chatham House in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via The New York Times

The publication of British prime minister David Cameron’s letter to European Council president Donald Tusk opens a critical phase in Britain’s attempt(...)

Cameron is likely to be an effective leader of the campaign to keep Britain in the EU but much will depend on the quality of the competing campaigns

David Cameron’s roll-out of Britain’s renegotiation demands from the European Union yesterday was, as befits the most effective communicator in Britis(...)