Britain’s home secretary Theresa May. She argued that she did not have to give MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant because it was already part of British law. Photograph:  Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

The British government narrowly escaped a damaging House of Commons rebellion after dozens of Conservative MPs furiously condemned efforts to deny (...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair could be summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry into letters given to more than 200 Republican(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow described President Michael D Higgins’ visit as ‘historic’. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

Dozens of intrigued tourists stood outside Sovereign’s Entrance in the Palace of Westminster yesterday as the Lifeguards, resp(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  used the word “muppets” during a furious exchange at prime minister’s questions over the part-privatisation of the Royal Mail, during which Ed Miliband branded him “the dunce of Downing Street” and accused him of selling off the company at “mates’ rates” to his friends in the City. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron has defended his use of the word “muppets” to describe Labour leader Ed Miliband and shadow chancellor Ed (...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)

Prime minister David Cameron: was said to have “deep sympathy” for the proposal by Conservative  MP Dominic Raab. Tory ministers were ordered to abstain rather than vote against it. Photograph: PA wire

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have united in a House of Commons vote to block an attempt supported by 85 Conservative MPs to make it easier to d(...)

One of the venues confirmed for the Limerick bid for the Gay Games is Thomond Park. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Limerick has been announced as one of three finalist European cities to host the 2018 Gay Games. The Treaty City, along with London and Paris, are in (...)

Lord McAlpine (right) has won a libel lawsuit in London today against Sally Bercow, wife of the former House of Commons speaker John Bercow. Photographs: PA Wire

Alistair McAlpine, the former UK politician wrongly identified as a paedophile by the BBC, won a libel lawsuit in London against Sally Bercow, the (...)

British Conservative MP Nigel Evans speaking to journalists in Pendleton, northern England yesterday. Mr Evans, who was arrested at the weekend on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, said the allegations against him were “completely false”. Photograph: Reuters/Nigel Roddis

British Conservative MP Nigel Evans is to stand aside on a temporary basis as deputy speaker of the House of Commons as he fights “completely f(...)

A Union flag flies at half mast over the Houses of Parliament, and next to the Big Ben clock tower, after the announcement of Margaret Thatcher’s death. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

In the first World War, the chimes of Big Ben were silenced for two years lest they give guidance i(...)