‘Then there’s our own Belfast Agreement, into which the Human Rights Act is woven. The latter’s repudiation would breach international treaty obligations, specifically in relation to the British-Irish Agreement that underpins the agreement.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It is a surprising, albeit deliberate, common feature of the Tories’ plans for UK disengagement from both the EU and the European Court of Human Right(...)

House of Lords: May not just be a place of ceremony over the next five years. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA

Members of the House of Commons, led by prime minister David Cameron, will trail into the more resplendent surroundings of the House of Lords later th(...)

 UK prime minister David Cameron leaving 10 Downing Street as he names his new cabinet following a post-election reshuffle. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

David Cameron today completed his cabinet reshuffle following last week’s UK general election, which resulted in a Conservative-majority government. W(...)

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(...)

 Michael Gove, who was demoted last year from education secretary to government chief whip, is one of the most radical of David Cameron’s team. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Newly appointed justice secretary Michael Gove has been ordered by prime minister David Cameron to draft a new human rights act quickly to curb the a(...)

Police officers raise their batons as a smoke bomb goes off at the gates of Downing Street during a protest against the Conservative Party in central London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

UK prime minister David Cameron has confirmed Michael Gove is to return to the top of government as justice secretary and lord chancellor. He w(...)

Five more years: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron waves as he arrives with his wife Samantha at Number 10 Downing Street this morning. Photograph: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

And the winner is: David Cameron will return to Number 10, Downing Street as British Prime Minister after a stunning victory for the Conservatives. P(...)

Ballot papers for the Belfast West constituency are sorted by counting staff at the counting centre at the Kings Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday during the British general election. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister David Cameron was on track to secure an astonishing electoral triumph according to a shock exit poll that predicted the Conserv(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon visits an amusement park in Motherwell. The major UK parties have looked to strategic voting to halt the advance of the SNP. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Alastair Cameron had just arrived home on September 18th last year, the night of the Scottish independence referendum, when he got a telephone call sh(...)

Liberal Democrat candidate Christine Jardine, who is campaigning in the Gordon constituency north of Aberdeen.

Long queues trailed outside Strachan’s on West High Street in Inverurie recently as the former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond sat inside sign(...)