Lisa Doyle, the Refugee Council’s head of advocacy, said: “When we are facing the greatest refugee crisis of our time, it is disappointing the prime minister [David Cameron, above] is using flippant remarks to score political points.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

David Cameron has been condemned over his response to the refugee crisis in Europe after describing people in a camp in Calais as a “bunch of migrants(...)

Donald Trump has sparked plenty of discussion since his controversial bid for the US presidency began last year. But for the first time the debate abo(...)

Lynton Crosby:  specialises in what his simpering victims call the “politics of fear”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain’s baroque system of honours rarely decorates the kind of punter to whom Lynton Crosby, the political strategist, has devoted his life’s work. (...)

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(...)

‘I watched the recent Newsnight interview with Yvette Cooper in amazement. How many people was she out to alienate?’ Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Who is really powerful in the British Labour party? Who wins votes, decides policies, commands budgets, doles out jobs? Who knows how to run something(...)

Lord Sewel has been suspended from the Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. Photographs: PA

Lord Sewel has been suspended from the British Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. The peer remained a member of t(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron looks on as Prince Harry salutes at the unveiling of a memorial to British troops killed in Afghanistan at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford, England, on Thursday. Mr Cameron is expected to press ahead next week with plans to reduce the rights of non-English MPs to vote in the House of Commons. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is expected to press ahead with plans to reduce the rights of non-English MPs, including Northern Ireland’s 18(...)

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales (left) during the state opening of parliament, in the House of Lords, London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has pulled back from plans to quickly repeal the Human Rights Act and to limit the jurisdiction in the Unite(...)

SNP MPs crowd around party leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has spent the last few days in London to drive home the message that she is in charge. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Photographers crowded outside the St Stephen’s entrance to the houses of parliament in the untypically warm May sunshine, struggling to fit all of the(...)

Scottish first minister and Scottish Nationalist Party leader  Nicola Sturgeon stopped short of seeking full powers quickly over  all Scottish taxes and spending. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron must concede significantly more powers to Scotland, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has demanded, though(...)