The 16,000-ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard, as Labour’s divisions over Britain’s nuclear deterrent grows. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected a motion to scrap the Trident nuclear defence system, just as its sponsors, the Scottish National Par(...)

 David Cameron: The prime minister’s hopes of winning a Commons majority for his new war were enhanced yesterday by Labour’s growing disarray over defence. Photograph: PA Wire

There was a dark whiff of 2003 and the prelude to the Iraq War around the Commons chamber yesterday as prime minister David Cameron sharply upped the (...)

Enda Murray: ‘It was not until I moved from the UK that I realised how the pervasive anti-Irish feeling had been impacting on my life.’

I saw a film at the Galway Film Fleadh last year which got me thinking. One of the characters in the movie had got into strife and made the decisio(...)

Members of Boat to Vote, a group of Irish people returning from London to vote in the referendum in Dublin last May. Photograph: Dave Meehan

They say that youth is wasted on the young. What a load of rubbish. It seems like some of us have been waiting for generations for your youthfu(...)

Jeremy Corbyn moments after he was announced as the new leader of the UK Labour Party during a leadership conference in London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

Being on the winning side has left Edmund Kelly, a long-time activist from Reading, feeling a little disconcerted. His reaction on hearing it confirme(...)

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(...)

Newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is greeted by supporters after delivering a speech during an event expressing solidarity with refugees in Parliament Square, London. Photograph: EPA 1:06

Being on the winning side has left Edmund Kelly, a long-time left-wing activist from Reading, feeling a little disconcerted. His initial instinct on h(...)

The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn makes his inaugural speech at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in central London. Photograph: Reuters 1:06

Left-wing veteran Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour Party in a stunning victory that marks a dramatic ideological shift for (...)

‘I watched the recent Newsnight interview with Yvette Cooper in amazement. How many people was she out to alienate?’ Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Who is really powerful in the British Labour party? Who wins votes, decides policies, commands budgets, doles out jobs? Who knows how to run something(...)

Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Election enthusiasts and social media users had barely settled into their seats on Thursday night when the arrival of exit poll projections dashed (...)