Pete Ball at home near Clifden: “By trying to steal the Ukip vote and keep right-wing Tory backbenchers happy, Cameron has been clever, but the British taxpayer is paying for all this political manoeuvring.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pete Ball (50), an Englishman living in Connemara, gets quite incensed when he thinks about the British referendum on European Union membership. “It’(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks to workers about the benefits of Britain staying in the EU, during a visit to Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant. Photograph: Andrew Yates/PA Wire

David Cameron has accused some of those campaigning for Britain to leave the EU of viewing potential job losses and economic disruption as a price wo(...)

 The Sun newspaper published a story indicating that Queen Elizabeth II was backing a British exit from the EU on its front page. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Buckingham Palace has made a formal complaint to Britain’s press watchdog after the Sun newspaper claimed that Queen Elizabeth had expressed strong Eu(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) visit the Prince’s Trust Centre in Kennington, London. Photograph: Getty Images

Buckingham Palace on Wednesday dismissed as “spurious” a newspaper report that Queen Elizabeth backs a British exit from the European Union, saying t(...)

Former leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg: He has warned that the Tories and Labour are dangerously ambivalent about the consequences of leaving the EU. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Liberal Democrats, Britain’s most enthusiastic Europhiles, kicked off the fight to stay in the European Union on Monday with a warning that their (...)

George Osborne, British prime minister David Cameron, Justine Greening and Philip Hammond during prime minister’s question time on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Donald Kennedy, just 10 years old, his lips pursed, his eyes wet with tears, but in control, sat in the public gallery in the House of Commons, the im(...)

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy (55) has died at his home. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died suddenly at home. Mr Kennedy had served as an MP for 32 years but was ousted from his Ross, Sk(...)

Nick Clegg, former deputy British prime minister,  is among 89 European Union politicians and other senior figures who have been banned from entering Russia. Photograph: PA

The European Union has strongly criticised a decision by Russia to ban 89 EU individuals from entering Russia as “totally arbitrary and unjustified”. (...)

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales (left) during the state opening of parliament, in the House of Lords, London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has pulled back from plans to quickly repeal the Human Rights Act and to limit the jurisdiction in the Unite(...)

‘The Lib Dems ended up with just eight seats out of 650 in the House of Commons while their Conservative partners in government won an unexpected overall majority. So does the same fate await the Labour Party here?’ Above,  the  leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg  announces  his resignation after the  British general election. PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Should Labour Party TDs tremble in their boots at the fate of the Liberal Democrats in the UK, who were almost wiped out as a national political force(...)