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 1:06

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 (...)

Andy Burnham was speaking after warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall, right, and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Britsh Labour Party leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his campaign’s supporters of sexism by pledging to a(...)

David Cameron: “They don’t believe in the Westminster parliament, they don’t believe in the United Kingdom. They would not be coming to Westminster to help our country. They are coming to Westminster to break up our country.” Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has warned that a Labour/Scottish National Party alliance threatens the break-up of the United Kingdom, less than(...)

Polish MP Anna Grodzka: she was the first transgender MP to be elected by Krakow’s voters four years ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Perhaps it was a sign of the times, but Leo Varadkar’s outing on RTÉ Radio made only a modest splash in the world’s media. English-language media outl(...)

George Galloway MP speaks during tonight’s sitting  in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: PA Wire

Tributes to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher have gone on long enough, Respect MP George Galloway said tonight as he attempted t(...)