David Cameron speaking at a press conference at the end of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has said he has yet to decide if ministers will have to quit his cabinet if they choose to back the No campaig(...)

Roy Mason with soldiers on duty in the North in 1975. He was seen as the forces’ friend on the basis of his previous record as defence secretary. Photograph: PA

The British Labour politician Roy Mason, who has died aged 91, was a small and dapper but pugnacious man, whose aggressive style and pro-security serv(...)

Former UK Labour cabinet minister Roy Mason, who served as Northern Ireland secretary at the height of the Troubles, has died aged 91. Photograph: PA Wire.

Former UK Labour cabinet minister Roy Mason, who served as Northern Ireland secretary at the height of the Troubles, has died aged 91.Dan Jarvis, Labo(...)

Campaign trail: prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron with  members of Sainsbury’s digital technology team in London, yesterday. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Five years ago, Gordon Brown stayed in Downing Street while negotiations that led to the formation of a new government in the wake of a hung parliamen(...)

John Freeman, who has died aged 99, was in turn an advertising copywriter, an army major and war hero, a Labour politician and minister, an incisive t(...)

Jeremy Thorpe in 1977. The former Liberal Party leader  has died aged 85. Photograph: PA

Former leader of Britain’s Liberal Party Jeremy Thorpe has died aged 85. Thorpe was a prominent politician in parliament and on television, whose care(...)

Former British Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe,  who died on Thursday, pictured in 1977. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Thorpe, who brought the Liberal party to the brink of coalition government in 1974 but resigned amid scandal soon after, has died aged 85. He d(...)

David Cameron has no hope of getting any credit while it’s a win-win situation for Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/Getty Images

Before last week, a reference to “the 45” in Scotland would have evoked thoughts of the Jacobite cause that died on the field of Culloden in 1745, (...)

Chapman Pincher has died at the age of 100. Photograph: PA Wire

Chapman Pincher, who has died aged 100, was one of the most successful British investigative reporters of his generation. In more than 30 years with t(...)

Léan Cullinan:  scenes of family dinners where the protagonist of ‘The Living’ keeps one eye on the clock for a quick exit are confidently handled. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coincidence, said Albert Einstein, is God’s way of remaining anonymous. Should he choose to settle down on the celestial throne, however, to read The (...)