The statue of Cecil Rhodes on the front of Oriel College in Oxford, as furious campaigners have vowed to fight the “outrageous” decision to keep the statue of the British colonialist on the front of the Oxford University college.  Photoagraph: Steve Parsons/PA

Oriel College Oxford has been accused of putting the money of big donors before students’ free speech after it announced that it would not remove a st(...)

The Google tax deal has provoked outrage in Britain but  the UK revenue commissioners have declined to give details of it. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, faced fresh questions last night over a tax deal with Google that allowed the company to pay j(...)

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday after the House of Commons backed prime minister David Cameron’s call to authorise air strikes. Image: AFP/Getty Images.

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday night after the House of Commons backed prime minister(...)

Former first minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party Alex Salmond: “I think it would be very difficult for any Irish government, of any political persuasion, to run counter to Scottish nationalism.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For a man who just returned to Westminster last May after an eight-year absence, Alex Salmond moves through the Houses of Parliament as if he had neve(...)

Ukip preparing  for the Oldham byelection (from left):  deputy leader Paul Nuttall, candidate John Bickley and party leader Nigel Farage.   Photograph:   Dave Thompson/Getty Images

The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) has condemned as scaremongering the Taoiseach’s suggestion that a British exit from the Europea(...)

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(...)

David Cameron delivers defining  speech on EU renegotiation at Chatham House in London. Photograph: PA

Denis Staunton, London Editor British prime minister David Cameron has promised to campaign “with all my heart and soul” for Britain to remain in the(...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv.

The inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation sell-offs, including the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, would face successful legal challenges (...)

 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(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons the  Provisional IRA’s army council still exists but has ‘a wholly political focus’ and is not involved in directing terrorist activity.

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons that, although the Provisional IRA’s army council still exists, it has “a wh(...)