Migrants continue to try and board lorries bound for Britain in Calais. More than 3,000 people, predominantly from Africa and the Middle East, are estimated to be living rough around Calais, waiting to cross into the UK. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain is deploying high-security fencing used during the Olympic Games and last year’s Nato summit in Wales to the Channel tunnel port in France to (...)

Richard Desmond: “Everybody has ethics, I’m sure Adolf Hitler had ethics. It’s about what you think is right.” Photograph: Peter Maciarmid/Getty Images

The Irish Times is being escorted to the top floor of the Northern & Shell office building in London by a hefty young man who says he “looks af(...)

David Cameron being greeted by French president François Hollande at the Élysée Palace yesterday. Mr Cameron also met Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. Photograph: Philippe Wojzaer/Reuters

Some of the UK’s demands for changes to its membership of the European Union will require treaty change, British foreign secretary Philip Hammond ha(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson: underwent procedure at the Ulster Hospital. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson is being assessed in a Belfast hospital after undergoing a procedure for a heart condition. Mr R(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: what he actually said was much more nuanced than the headlines suggested. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Immigration did not play as large a part as expected in the UK general election but it is an issue that is unlikely to go away, either in the UK or ma(...)

Nigel Farage: Ukip said yesterday Mr Farage’s senior adviser and  party secretary would no longer represent it. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Two aides to Ukip leader Nigel Farage have been forced out as the party is gripped by post-election infighting.The UK Independence Party confirmed yes(...)

Ukip’s Nigel Farage at a VE Day 70th Anniversary service at Westminster Abbey, London. Mr Farage has had his resignation as leader of the party rejected by its national executive committee. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images 1:20

Nigel Farage has had his resignation as Ukip leader rejected by the party’s national executive committee and he remains as leader.Mr Farage announced (...)

Given the difficulties he could face, the British PM may be tempted to reach an accommodation with the Democratic Unionist Party to afford comfort on some tight votes, though the DUP tends to share  Tory doubts on Europe

Standing outside No 10 Downing Street yesterday, his wife Samantha to the side in the company of officials, David Cameron laid down in just 14 words t(...)

David Cameron’s success in securing an unexpected overall majority meant that the DUP and first minister Peter Robinson’s hope that it would be “kingmaker” in dictating who is the next British prime minister was not realised. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister David Cameron, fresh from winning the most extraordinary House of Commons victory in modern times, has insisted that he will(...)

A Rubicon election in UK

Five more years. And “more of the same”? Or will it be that, unconstrained by a LibDem coalition ally, that David Cameron and the Tories are at last f(...)