Britain’s prime minister David Cameron poses with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: after the pair had lunch, Cameron said that the EU proposal did not go far enough. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British officials insist that David Cameron has no interest in a staged confrontation with other leaders during his renegotiation of Britain’s EU memb(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s demands fall into four “baskets”. Photograph: Reuters

The prospect of an early referendum on Britain’s EU membership moved closer yesterday after European Council president Donald Tusk said a deal could b(...)

The threat of multiple resignations from the David Cameron’s cabinet obliged the prime minister to cede ground on key campaign issue. Photograph: Reuters

David Cameron’s decision to allow ministers to choose sides in Britain’s EU referendum is, like the referendum itself, a consequence of his limited au(...)

 Nigel Dodds of the DUP: “We should stop twisting the United Kingdom parliament into what it is not: a subordinate, occasional, intermittent, part-time, part-staffed, devolved assembly”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The House of Commons has approved a controversial constitutional reform that will exclude MPs from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales from voting on(...)

Karl Andree, seen with his son Simon, faces 360 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with homemade wine. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government has announced it is to cancel a £5.9 million (€7.9 million) contract to provide a training programme for prisons in Saudi Arabi(...)

Nicola Sturgeon: “There is no question the great disrespect shown to Scotland in these proposals is likely to have more people asking whether Westminster is capable of representing Scotland’s interests at all.” Photograph:  Tony Kinlan

The British government’s plans to give English MPs a veto over legislation that is designated as affecting England only could encourage more Scots t(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron poses for a group photo with newly-elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has concluded a “steady-as-she-goes” post-election reshuffle, which saw the most senior jobs remain in the same hands as the prime minis(...)

Police officers raise their batons as a smoke bomb goes off at the gates of Downing Street during a protest against the Conservative Party in central London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

UK prime minister David Cameron has confirmed Michael Gove is to return to the top of government as justice secretary and lord chancellor. He w(...)

The move comes days after  threats were directed at Chloe Madeley after she stepped in to defend her mother Judy Finnigan’s controversial comments about footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans (above). File Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Internet trolls will face up to two years in jail under tough new laws proposed by Britain’s justice secretary Chris Grayling. The previous maximum te(...)

UK justice secretary Chris Grayling. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Doctors’ fees in England and Wales for whiplash injuries’ compensation claims are to be cut sharply in a bid to cut the number of false claims, the B(...)