A 16,000-ton Royal Navy Trident-class nuclear submarine: besides scrapping the Trident plan, the SNP wants tax powers devolved  and a reversal of spending cuts. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Labour would not scrap plans to replace the UK’s nuclear missile force as part of the price for the Scottish National Party’s support after the May e(...)

British prime minister David Cameron arrives for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  on the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit 2014  in New York. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA.

British prime minister David Cameron may announce as early as this week that Britain is ready to join air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and th(...)

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(...)

Prof Michael Keating: “We are going to have to grow up politically. The next challenge will not be independence but the budget.”

Michael Keating sat in a hall in Stirlingshire, along with other academics, before over 100 people hungry for facts, not propaganda, about Scotland’s (...)

 British prime minister David Cameron is seen arriving at last week’s summit. Media reports suggest that he  warned Britain could leave the EU if  Jean-Claude Juncker becomes the next president of the European Commission. Photograph: EPA

Prime minister David Cameron has reportedly warned that Britain could leave the EU if Luxembourg ex-prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker becomes the nex(...)

A building Libyan officials described as a civil engineering office after it was bombed by Nato in Tripoli in August  2011. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

With western support for military intervention in Syria growing, what options are open to states such as Britain, France and the US as they try to leg(...)

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander during the debate in the House of Commons about the European Union (Referendum) Bill yesterday. Photograph: PA Wire

Labour’s Douglas Alexander did not have the best of days in the House of Commons yesterday, squirming uncomfortably as he sought to avoid declaring th(...)

British prime minister David Cameron had thrown his support behind the Bill on a referendum on the UK remaining in the EU proposed by his party’s youngest lawmaker,  James Wharton (29), pictured right. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron won a parliamentary vote today on making a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership legally binding, but(...)