Google’s controversial £130 million 10-year deal with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on back taxes could be investigated by the European Commission following complaints. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

British prime minister David Cameron has insisted he would be “very happy” for the European Commission to examine the UK’s controversial tax deal with(...)

The Google tax deal has provoked outrage in Britain but  the UK revenue commissioners have declined to give details of it. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, faced fresh questions last night over a tax deal with Google that allowed the company to pay j(...)

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaving his home in north London on Tuesday. Photograph:  Reuters/Hannah McKay

After weeks of background briefings and two days of negotiations, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle has produced two sackings, three resignatio(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (right) with shadow rail minister Jonathan Reynolds at King’s Cross, London, on Monday. Mr  Reynolds said he was resigning because he could not “in good conscience endorse the world view of the Stop the War Coalition”. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Three British Labour Party frontbenchers have resigned after party leader Jeremy Corbyn sacked two “disloyal” senior figures and promoted a Trident op(...)

Flooded vehicles emerge  as flood waters begin to recede in the Huntington Road area of York after the River Foss burst its banks, on Monday in the English town of  York. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s Environment Agency (EA) has promised a “complete rethink” of flooding preparedness as Storm Frank threatened to bring more misery. British (...)

Eir is awaiting to hear whether the Department of Communications has accepted its proposal to connect  300,000 homes to its new fibre broadband network. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Telecoms firm Eir will find out next week whether the Department of Communications has accepted its proposal to supply fibre broadband to 300,000 hom(...)

Economist Colm McCarthy takes issue with the proposed “gap funding model”, which is likely to mean the State subsidises the cost of a high-speed broadband network for rural Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s National Broadband Plan has the potential to erode competition in the sector resulting in higher prices and poorer services for consu(...)

Jeremy Corbyn:   Has been slow to react, thus placing himn outside the mainstream of public opinion. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Labour MPs were always likely to be allowed a free vote on air strikes in Syria in view of their deep divisions on the issue of military inte(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responds after  David Cameron set out his case     for the extension of RAF airstrikes from Iraq into Syria. Some Labour MPs don’t like Corbyn’s stance on military conflict. Photograph: PA Wire

Over breakfast a few streets away from the Palace of Westminster this week, the Labour MP had barely sipped his coffee before he launched int(...)

British chancellor George Osborne’s fancy fiscal footwork in the Autumn Statement restored as the clear favourite to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

With its double policy U-turn, fancy fiscal footwork, and political pirouettes, George Osborne’s autumn statement and spending review was a virtuoso d(...)