Britain’s prime minister David Cameron poses with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: after the pair had lunch, Cameron said that the EU proposal did not go far enough. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British officials insist that David Cameron has no interest in a staged confrontation with other leaders during his renegotiation of Britain’s EU memb(...)

The threat of multiple resignations from the David Cameron’s cabinet obliged the prime minister to cede ground on key campaign issue. Photograph: Reuters

David Cameron’s decision to allow ministers to choose sides in Britain’s EU referendum is, like the referendum itself, a consequence of his limited au(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: seeking to renegotiate Britain’s EU ties before a vote due by the end of next year. Photograph: Jack Hill/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron will let government ministers campaign to leave the European Union in an upcoming referendum, a source in his of(...)

Britain’s work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith:   “When I talk to ministers in Europe, I have yet to come across one person who does not agree there is something fundamentally wrong with this system that people can arrive in a different country and be eligible for benefits they have never contributed towards.”  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

British MPs have overturned an amendment from the House of Lords that would have allowed 16- and 17 year-olds to vote in the forthcoming referendum o(...)

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(...)