Despite months of negative publicity about Ed Miliband’s leadership, Labour has a better chance of forming a coalition.   Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Politics in Britain is now all about next May’s election and nothing else.Politicians left the houses of parliament in Westminster last evening to the(...)

Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) chair Sir Malcolm Rifkind said the committee would request sight of any redacted sections of the CIA report  related to the UK’s role in the rendition and interrogation of terror suspects. Photograph: PA Wire

The UK’s parliamentary panel investigating allegations of British involvement in torture is seeking access to secret parts of an damning US report int(...)

Former British Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe,  who died on Thursday, pictured in 1977. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Thorpe, who brought the Liberal party to the brink of coalition government in 1974 but resigned amid scandal soon after, has died aged 85. He d(...)

 Ched Evans, former striker at Sheffield United. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Sheffield United’s withdrawal of an offer allowing former player and convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the club has been welcomed by opponents(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: insisted he was “very confident” the pledge on Scottish devolution he made with Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg would be met. Photograph: PA Wire

Debates about Scotland in the House of Commons usually attract slightly more members than those on Northern Ireland.Yesterday the green benches had a (...)

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond is congratulated by new SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon following his speech today at the annual party conference at Perth Concert Hall, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scots must get all of the home rule powers pledged by Westminster before September’s independence referendum or else they “will take it”, Scotland’s f(...)

Alex Salmond arrives with Nicola Sturgeon to take his last first minister’s questions at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh yesterday. Mr Salmond will hand over the leadership to Ms Sturgeon later this week. Photograph: Getty Images

For the past few years Scottish Nationalist Party members have gathered in Perth for their party conference, easily filling the 2,000 seats in the cit(...)

Irish Ambassador to London Dan Mulhall at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Everything about the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London are minutely planned, down to the positioning of dignita(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is locked in battle with Brussels over a demand for a further £1.7 billion to be paid by December 1st. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/REUTERS

The UK’s net contribution to the European Union soared to £11.3 billion in 2013, an increase of £2.7 billion from the previous year, according to offi(...)

Ukip candidate Douglas Carswell (left) is congratulated by the Conservative Party candidate Giles Watling (centre) after winning the byelection in Clacton-on-Sea in eastern England this morning. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The UK Independence Party has trounced the Conservatives in one byelection and run Labour to just over 600 votes in another once-safe seat, in results(...)