Sealing the Border

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Teresa Villiers has, on several occasions, rubbished the idea that Brexit would necessarily mean the return of(...)

Campaigning for “Brexit” on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, former chancellor Nigel Lawson, leader of one of the two Out groups, took a novel li(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson responded to  Nigel Lawson, chairman of the Vote Leave campaign, who said checks would be needed along the Border to prevent illegal immigration in the event of Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has warned any attempt to introduce Irish Border controls would be “a major setback for the political process in the North”. Sinn Féin MEP (...)

London Mayor Boris Johnson speaks to the media in front of his home in London on Monday. Johnson threw his weight on Sunday behind the campaign to leave the European Union, dealing a blow to David Cameron by increasing the chance British voters will ditch membership in a June referendum. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron will try to sell his case for Britain remaining in the European Union to parliament on Monday, facing hostility f(...)

Costumed activists demonstrate near the Eiffel Tower during the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. AP Photo/Matt Dunham

The Paris climate change conference was a triumph of diplomacy, delivering an agreed text among 195 states with a definite programme of action flowing(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney making a speech at The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford on Wednesday. He spoke about the benefits and risks of Britain’s EU membership. Photograph: Eddie Keogh-Pool/Getty Images

A prominent campaigner for a British exit from the European Union accused Bank of England governor Mark Carney of venturing into politics after the ce(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: spoke of the wider benefits of EU membership as he said he would never be able to satisfy arch-Eurosceptics. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has given his strongest indication that he is determined to keep Britain in the EU as he said there is “no doubt”(...)

Nigel Lawson spoke to BBC Radio on Thursday from his home in France  Photograph: PA Wire

Nigel Lawson, a UK finance minister under Margaret Thatcher who once favoured pegging the pound to a European currency, said on Thursday he would lead(...)

Temperature buoy, Nantucket Sound. Once recordings are adjusted  to compensate for  problems in the way   temperatures were measured, a perceived global warming slowdown largely disappears. Photograph: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via The New York Times

Global warming has not undergone a “pause” or “hiatus”, according to US government research that undermines one of the key arguments used by scepti(...)

Lord Stephen Green: Conservatives were condemned by Labour for not investigating the former HSBC chief executive before appointing him as a trade minister. Photograph: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

The British tax authorities settled cases against 1,000 people who had used Switzerland-based HSBC accounts to avoid taxes rather than prosecute them(...)