“I think this referendum is a great threat to the political stability of the country,” says Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke was born in July 1940 just weeks after Winston Churchill became British prime minister. Now 74, he sits in his office in Westminster, h(...)

A new Conservative Party  poster showing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond of the SNP and  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which claims together they will bring chaos to Britain. Image: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, has condemned the BBC’s refusal to review its decision to exclud(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has said Northern Irish MPs are “of equal status to MPs elected in any other part of the United Kingdom... After this election, there is a real possibility that Northern Ireland MPs could have a crucial role in the formation of the next United Kingdom government.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Plans by four UK broadcasters to exclude the Democratic Unionist Party from TV general election debates are “inexplicable” since there is “a real poss(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: said blocking the privatisation of services in England would help to protect Scotland’s own independent National Health Service. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish National Party MPs can vote on issues affecting the English National Health Service after the general election, Scottish first minister Ni(...)

File photo dated former British defence secretary Liam. Photograph: PA

Former British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has rejected charges that Conservative backbenchers have proposed to deprive hundreds of thousands of Irish (...)

Prime Minister David Cameron says he will only participate in TV election debates if the Greens and perhaps the Scottish National Party are invited to participate. –  Photo.  PA Wire

Unlike us, the British know when their next election is going to be. The lifetime of each Westminster parliament is now fixed by statute and the elect(...)

Oldham Athletic are set to make an announcement on Ched Evans with the player’s camp increasingly confident the convicted rapist will be offered a contract. (Jon Buckle/PA Wire)

Oldham Athletic owner and chairman Simon Corney has said that the club expects to sign the convicted rapist Ched Evans before the end of the week.“We (...)

David Cameron: trying to woo Ukip voters back to the Conservatives. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Ed Miliband went to Salford on Monday to declare that he would save the National Health Service and balance the UK’s budget with kindness. George Osbo(...)

Oldham Athletic board members are to hold a meeting after the club has come under fire for the potential signing of Ched Evans (Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Oldham Athletic’s board are to hold a conference call between themselves on Monday to discuss their strategy regarding the convicted rapist Ched Evans(...)

“Cameron is not trying to win back voters who have defected to Ukip. He is out to stop a further haemorrhage.”

In 2010 the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats agreed to change UK law to ensure that parliaments lasted five years – a concession to the smaller(...)