Nigel Lawson spoke to BBC Radio on Thursday from his home in France  Photograph: PA Wire

Nigel Lawson, a UK finance minister under Margaret Thatcher who once favoured pegging the pound to a European currency, said on Thursday he would lead(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn chairing his first shadow cabinet meeting in the House of Commons recently. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

For many of us on the left, watching Jeremy Corbyn take the helm of British Labour was an exhilarating thing. Principled and informed, he promised a p(...)

Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump (left) and Jeb Bush high five during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images 0:35

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump drew fire from rivals during the party’s second presidential debate over his campaign insults with Carly Fiorina, (...)

John McDonnell, shadow chancellor: lists  “generally fomenting the overthrow of capitalism” among his interests in ‘Who’s Who’. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The British Labour Party’s new leader has named as finance spokesman an ally who lists “fomenting the overthrow of capitalism” among his interests in (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

If David Cameron showed up to parliament in his Bullingdon Club tailcoat to announce the sale of Great Ormond Street children’s hospital to a consorti(...)

John McDonnell, who will be shadow chancellor in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire 1:30

The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party has named a hard-left former trade union official, who has backed re-nationalising the country’s b(...)

Prof Paul McKevitt and Prof Paul Moore from Ulster University’s School of Creative Arts & Technologies.

When new software solutions emerge from third-level institutions it is usually presumed that the source will be the computer science or engineering de(...)

British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sometimes things are as simple as they seem. There is no profit in searching for complexity or perverse consequences in events that can only play out (...)

British Labour Party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Former Labour minister Pat Rabbitte has warned that the British Labour Party will be making a “big mistake” if it elects Jeremy Corbyn as leader. He s(...)

Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham: “I won’t let those Bullingdon Boys – the heirs to Thatcher – do the same to people in 2015 as she did in 1985.” Photograph: Getty Images

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has warned that Labour’s future “hangs in the balance” as he insisted he was the only candidate able to unite(...)