Jeremy Corbyn salutes the crowd shortly after his announcement as new leader of the UK labour party. Photograph: Getty

Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of uniting Labour MPs were dealt a blow when a number of prominent front benchers said they would not serve in his shadow cabine(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: the longstanding “living wage” campaign, encouraging big employers to pay more than the statutory minimum, has gained traction. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

The 2015 election was an almost unmitigated disaster for Ed Miliband and the UK Labour party. Yet there was one significant success – an intellectual (...)

Welfare cuts contained in the new budget of British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne (above, holding budget case), which will reduce payments to large families, will disproportionately hit poor  Catholics, a British Labour MP has claimed. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne’s multi-billion welfare cuts, which will reduce payments made to large families, will disproportion(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: frustration felt towards him – even in EU capitals such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Berlin, where sympathies should be strongest – is deep. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Sitting on a gaily-coloured TV studio couch yesterday morning, British prime minister David Cameron had come to talk about bread-and-butter issues for(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron poses for a group photo with newly-elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has concluded a “steady-as-she-goes” post-election reshuffle, which saw the most senior jobs remain in the same hands as the prime minis(...)

Hunger in the UK

Low pay, growing inequality, social breakdown, and crackdowns on and “reform” of welfare all add up to a growing reality in modern Britain: hunger. Fe(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaking on Saturday at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Paul Matthews

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker brushed off questions at the G20 summit over whether he should step down amid accusations of sweethe(...)

A boy plays football in  the Govan area of Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For perhaps a few hours early into tomorrow morning, Shettleston, Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Easterhouse – some of Glasgow’s poorest districts – wi(...)

Britain’s prime minster, David Cameron, and home secretary Theresa May speak to Home Office immigration enforcement officers at a property in Slough where six immigrants were arrested yesterday. Photogrpah: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A plan by Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, to tighten restrictions on benefits to unemployed European Union immigrants is to be investigate(...)

 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(...)