British prime minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday; he exchanged smears and insults with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: PA Wire

Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions was among the most extraordinary and brutal such sessions the House of Commons has witnessed in recent years. D(...)

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who accused the SNP leader of “trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes” on independence. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

In 1995, the Labour Party’s then shadow secretary of state for Scotland, George Robertson, said that “devolution will kill nationalism stone dead”. F(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and his finance minister George Osborne in the houses of parliament in London on Monday: he told MPs it was “natural human instinct” for parents to help their children. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has sought to draw a line under the controversy over his tax affairs, admitting to MPs that he handled it badly but defending the right(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: The SNP leader is among the most vocal proponents of the EU. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

When the UK last held a referendum on Europe in 1975, more than two-thirds of English voters wanted to remain in the then European Community. Support (...)

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, Alliance leader David Ford has said.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The extradition arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic could be undermined in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Uni(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon giving a speech on the EU to the Resolution Foundation at St John’s Smith Square in London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

David Cameron has rejected accusations of scaremongering over the EU referendum after one of his ministers said he was conducting a “relentless campa(...)

Scotland’s Minister for Europe  Humza Yousaf (left): ‘The Irish are seen as close friends, indeed our cousins.’ Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ireland is the only foreign state whose voice should be heard in the referendum on the United Kingdom’s future in the European Union, a Scottish minis(...)

 Humza Yousaf:   He said  that emphasising issues such as migration and focusing on the risks involved in leaving the EU could prove disastrous. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

David Cameron risks losing Britain’s EU referendum by fighting a campaign based on fear rather than articulating the positive case for remaining in th(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon: Labour can only get around its systemic exclusion from power by reclaiming lost territory in Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Last spring the Conservative minister, Nick Boles, noticed something exercising his constituents in Lincolnshire, in the English Midlands. Whatever th(...)

What is Brexit? The countdown has begun to the United Kingdom’s referendum on withdrawal from the European Union. The stakes are high: if UK voters o(...)