The government has yet to schedule a vote on the future of Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent, but the issue has already established itself as a (...)

British home secretary Theresa May: she  announced a freeze on the UK assets of Andrei Kovtun and Dmitry Lugovoy, who is now a Russian member of parliament, after a judge said there was “no doubt” they poisoned Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. Photograph: PA Wire

David Cameron has promised tougher action against Russia after a public inquiry found that President Vladimir Putin probably ordered the murder of fo(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron with women attending an English language class during a visit to the Shantona Women’s Centre in Leeds. Photograph: Reuters/Oli Scarff/pool

David Cameron has been accused of stigmatising and stereotyping Muslim women after he warned they could be deported if they fail to learn English. A(...)

Michael Dugher who  said on Tuesday Twitter that he had been ‘sacked’ by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as shadow culture secretary. Photograph: PA

Michael Dugher became the first casualty of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle when he was sacked from the post of s(...)

British home secretary Theresa May speaking in the Commons on Wednesday after a new law  requiring communication firms to help spies hack into suspects’ smartphones and computers was unveiled. Photograph: PA Wire

Internet and phone companies will be obliged to keep a record of every website visited by everyone in Britain for 12 months, under sweeping new survei(...)

British Home Secretary Theresa May said it is “impossible to build a cohesive society” and the UK needs to have an immigration limit. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British home secretary Theresa May faced an angry backlash from business leaders, charities and political opponents as she announced a sharp tightenin(...)

John McDonnell, who will be shadow chancellor in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party has named a hard-left former trade union official, who has backed re-nationalising the country’s b(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, the UK’s new Labour leader, has pledged to bring together ‘ideas from all levels of the party’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will ask centrists to join his front bench in an effort to avert open rebellion in the wake of his landslide vict(...)

Jeremy Corbyn salutes the crowd shortly after his announcement as new leader of the UK labour party. Photograph: Getty

Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of uniting Labour MPs were dealt a blow when a number of prominent front benchers said they would not serve in his shadow cabine(...)

The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn makes his inaugural speech at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in central London. Photograph: Reuters

Left-wing veteran Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour Party in a stunning victory that marks a dramatic ideological shift for (...)