The principle German security fear is of a France ruled by Marine Le Pen.” Photgraph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

Finalité describes the intended endgame of European integration according to federalist theory. Finality, in contrast, looks increasingly like the out(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron  is hoping to get a deal on EU reform by February to enable a UK  vote on whether to stay in the EU later in 2016. Photograph: Andy Rain /EPA

A British exit from the European Union could have a profoundly destabilising effect on Northern Ireland with incalculable political implications, a le(...)

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaving his home in north London on Tuesday. Photograph:  Reuters/Hannah McKay

After weeks of background briefings and two days of negotiations, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle has produced two sackings, three resignatio(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (right) with shadow rail minister Jonathan Reynolds at King’s Cross, London, on Monday. Mr  Reynolds said he was resigning because he could not “in good conscience endorse the world view of the Stop the War Coalition”. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Three British Labour Party frontbenchers have resigned after party leader Jeremy Corbyn sacked two “disloyal” senior figures and promoted a Trident op(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron walks past journalists on the second day of an EU summit in Brussels today.  Cameron’s opposition to chipping in €2.1 billion is the latest installment in a fight dating back to the 1970s, this time with the potential to shift UK public opinion toward quitting the 28-nation bloc. Photograph: Yves Logghe/AP Photo

Britain’s decades-long battle over the European Union budget flared up again with Prime Minister David Cameron resisting a call for the UK to pay more(...)

Bank of England  governor  Mark Carney: has gone from rock-star banker to City’s ‘unreliable boyfriend’. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

Just over a year into his five-year term as Bank of England governor, Canadian Mark Carney has gone from rock-star banker to “unreliable boyfriend”(...)

Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Attempts by Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins to clean up his bank’s image faced a serious setback yesterday amid criticism of (...)