Mayor of London Boris Johnson leaves a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. He had earlier rescinded a call for senior staff in his office to back the his call for Britain to leave the EU or remain silent. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

London mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” after his chief of staff told senior colleagues to back the mayor’s call for Britain t(...)

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(...)

New  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his party’s headquarters in London on September 14th,  Photograph:  Neil Hall/Reuters

Political honeymoons don’t come much shorter than Jeremy Corbyn’s. The new leader of the British Labour Party is having to adjust to his position in t(...)

Jeremy Corbyn outside his home in north London. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

As the world’s attention continues to focus on the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe, efforts by Britain to renegotiate its relationship with the Eur(...)

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(...)

British Labour Party politician Jeremy Corbyn: “His leadership would be the opposite of top-down changes,” a spokesperson said. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has denied that he would reinstate clause IV of the British Labour Party constitution, which committed the p(...)

Why might Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing MP for Islington North, be poised to take over the leadership of the UK Labour Party? To adopt the lawyerly sem(...)

UK Labour shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh. Ms Creagh has   joined the party’s leadership contest.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh has joined the race to succeed Ed Miliband, promising to “earn back the trust that middle Engla(...)

UK Labour’s shadow health secretary  Andy Burnham. Mr Burnham has become the latest party member to join the leadership contest following the resignation of Ed Miliband.   Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has thrown his hat into the ring in the battle for the Labour leadership.Mr Burnham joins Chuka Umunna and Liz Ke(...)