Cameron is likely to be an effective leader of the campaign to keep Britain in the EU but much will depend on the quality of the competing campaigns

David Cameron’s roll-out of Britain’s renegotiation demands from the European Union yesterday was, as befits the most effective communicator in Britis(...)

David Cameron delivers defining  speech on EU renegotiation at Chatham House in London. Photograph: PA

Denis Staunton, London Editor British prime minister David Cameron has promised to campaign “with all my heart and soul” for Britain to remain in the(...)

Henry Reilly, from Kilkeel, Co Down, is a member of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The former chairman of Ukip in Northern Ireland has been expelled from the party. Photograph: Ukip

A former chairman of Ukip in Northern Ireland has been expelled from the party, a spokesman said. Henry Reilly, from Kilkeel in Co Down, is a member o(...)

British prime minister David Cameron must  spell out the  major fields of EU reform he seeks. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Ireland is learning how to live with the uncertainty and instability of a changing United Kingdom as that state decides whether to remain a member of (...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage makes a closing speech at the end of the party’s annual conference in September. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said there would be no fundamental change to the relationship between Ireland and the UK should a forthcoming referendum (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The leaders of France and Germany called on European Union member states to put their differences behind them as they tackle the refugee crisis, urgin(...)

Iam the child of refugees. My parents came to the UK to escape Hitler. Their arrival saved their lives. More passionate patriots cannot be imagined. I(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage signs a tattoo  of himself on the arm of Kerry Webb during the party’s annual conference  in Doncaster. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Nigel Farage has claimed there is a 50 per cent chance of Britain leaving the EU because of the migrant crisis in Europe, as he spoke before Ukip’s an(...)

David Cameron has promised that by the end of 2017 the British public will have their first vote for 40 years on whether the UK should stay in the EU.  Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron has agreed to change the question for a referendum on EU membership after the UK’s election watchdog said the wor(...)

‘I watched the recent Newsnight interview with Yvette Cooper in amazement. How many people was she out to alienate?’ Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Who is really powerful in the British Labour party? Who wins votes, decides policies, commands budgets, doles out jobs? Who knows how to run something(...)