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(...)

 UK shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna. Mr Umunna has confirmed that he will join the race to be Labour’s next leader. File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Chuka Umunna has confirmed that he will join the race to be Labour’s next leader.Mr Umunna said he believed Labour could win power in five years’ time(...)

David Cameron: renewed his attack on Labour and Liberal Democrat spending plans while defending Conservative plans to eliminate the deficit by 2018

David Cameron has hinted that he would be prepared to stage an early referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union if the Conservatives reg(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a ’basic unfairness’ in the constitution. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has said some of those who had voted ‘No’ in favour of remaining in the union had been “tricked” by the Westmin(...)

The UK government seems to have been taken by surprise at the popularity of the Royal Mail offering, which is heavily oversubscribed and is expected to list at the top of its £3 to £3.30 a share band. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

London is in the throes of a 1980s revival. In Westminster, Tory politicians loudly extol the economic and moral virtues of privatisation, while City (...)

A Sports Direct shop at the Speke Retail Park, Liverpool. The use of zero hours contracts has been growing in recent years but the numbers involved have been vastly underestimated. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Fiona WalshWHEN Sports Direct revealed last month that its store staff were to share £135 million in bonuses after a record year, the sportswear retai(...)