British prime minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday; he exchanged smears and insults with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: PA Wire

Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions was among the most extraordinary and brutal such sessions the House of Commons has witnessed in recent years. D(...)

St Patrick’s Day in London: There are 660,000 Republic-born people living in Britain who will be entitled to vote, plus 1.5 million with varying degrees of Irishness in their identity. Photograph: by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The UK’s referendum on EU membership matters. It matters a lot, more even than a clutch of elections. Indeed, the potential historic significance of t(...)

In this handout official photograph provided by Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren. The children are: James, Viscount Severn (left), 8, and Lady Louise (second left), 12, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall (holding The Queen’s handbag), the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah (third right), 5, and Isla Phillips (right), 3, daughters of The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George (second right), 2, and in The Queen’s arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11 months), children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Photograph Annie Leibovitz via Getty Images

Monarchs do things differently. Should their birthday fall in a chilly month, for example, they are free to declare another, sunnier date. So while Qu(...)

 Mayor of London Boris Johnson: spoke at    pro-Brexit campaign  event on Friday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

United States president Barack Obama urged British prime minister David Cameron not to hold a referendum on European Union membership, a leading forme(...)

The Social Democratic and Labour Party leader Colum Eastwood  during the party’s manifesto launch. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Strictly speaking, there are almost no Tories in Northern Ireland. The Conservative Party consistently polls below 1 per cent. In 2010, when it stood (...)

 David Cameron makes a statement to the House of Commons over his personal finances after it emerged he had profited from an offshore fund.

David Cameron was at his crowd-pleasing best at the dispatch box yesterday, halfway between Houdini and Laurence Olivier in John Osborne’s The Enterta(...)

The pro-European Union pamphlet to be delivered to every household in Britain. Prime minister David Cameron can spend as much public money as he pleases until 28 days before the referendum on June 23rd. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

The Conservative government’s decision to spend £9 million of public funds on sending a pro-European Union pamphlet to every household in Britain has (...)

British prime minister David Cameron: has cited security co-operation as one of the most important benefits of Britain’s EU membership. Photograph: AFP/Getty

They had not started counting the bodies after the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday when Ukip started making political hay and linking the tragedy to Br(...)

 David Cameron and his chancellor George Osborne were among the plotters who pushed Ian Duncan Smith out of the Conservative leadership in 2003 and his successor Michael Howard rewarded both with senior positions. Photograph: AP Photo

After a weekend of internecine Conservative bloodletting following Iain Duncan Smith’s dramatic resignation on Friday night, David Cameron might have (...)

Macedonian police  firing  tear gas at people  trying to enter the country from Greece. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The images of desperate people being sprayed with teargas, which flashed across TV screens this week, are scenes many Europeans thought they would nev(...)