Wrong to think David Cameron could magic up a brand new EU after a few chats with Angela Merkel and Jean Claude Juncker. - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

To Brexit or not to Brexit is now the biggest question in those parts of the British Isles not ruled from Dublin. The latest opinion poll for t(...)

English soccer fans saluted France  by roaring out La Marseillaise at a friendly match just days after Islamic State militants struck Paris. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

English soccer fans saluted France on Tuesday by roaring out La Marseillaise national anthem at a friendly match that became a show of solidarity just(...)

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(...)

British prime minister David Cameron must  spell out the  major fields of EU reform he seeks. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Ireland is learning how to live with the uncertainty and instability of a changing United Kingdom as that state decides whether to remain a member of (...)

In other circumstances the first conference party leader’s speech in the wake of a majority-winning election is something of a victory rally, a chairi(...)

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(...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson: has used his power to ‘call in’ Shoreditch project. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is to rule on planning permission for a €1 billion commercial development in London involving John Mulryan’s Ba(...)

Shaker Aamer: said he was originally seized by bounty hunters while working as a charity worker in Afghanistan in 2001 shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay, is to be released after more than 13 years in detention without charge. T(...)

Many variables  exercised Westminster over the summer, one or perhaps two years before the referendum. Photograph:  Parliament TV/Reuters

Until Britons finally vote on whether to stay in the EU, their political class will scrutinise every passing event for its impact on the result. Londo(...)

Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn  in north London, Britain. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has predicted his now assumed election as Labour leader today will prompt a coming-together of the party, as he prepares to change polit(...)