John Bercow (right) as he is re-elected unopposed as speaker in the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: PA

John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons once more, smiled as the tributes flooded in in the minutes after MPs, some newly elected, all recently (...)

Police officers raise their batons as a smoke bomb goes off at the gates of Downing Street during a protest against the Conservative Party in central London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

UK prime minister David Cameron has confirmed Michael Gove is to return to the top of government as justice secretary and lord chancellor. He w(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and home secretary Theresa May on their way to No 10 Downing Street on May 8th, 2015, after the Conservative Party had won the British general election. Both are to keep their pre-election portfolios. Photographs: Getty Images

George Osborne has been reappointed the UK’s chancellor of the exchequer and Theresa May as home secretary, as re-elected Conservative prime minister (...)

William Hague and his wife, Ffion. In the last election, the former Conservative leader won the Richmond seat by more than 23,000 votes. Photograph: Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

Every vote counts, but some count a lot more than others. When British voters go to the polls on Thursday, the great majority of them will do so knowi(...)

 DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Mr Dodds has criticised the Tory election manifesto, claiming that the ‘English votes for English laws’ proposals could create a ‘constitutional mess’. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Conservatives’ “English votes for English laws” plan would create a “constitutional mess”, the deputy leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unio(...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and prime minister David Cameron after visiting a nursery during the election campaign, in south London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

English MPs must be given powers to pass legislation affecting only English voters, such as tax rates, the Conservatives have said, pledging to begin (...)

The State funeral procession of late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore. Photograph: Alphonsus Chern/EPA

Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the (...)

 William Hague  and John Bercow. Mr Hague has been accused of a “squalid” and “shabby” move to make it easier for Tory MPs to oust Mr Bercow as the Commons speaker after the election. Photograph: PA

John Bercow is the sort of man who tends to annoy people: he is prickly about his small stature, assertive and sure of the worth of his own opinions a(...)

David Cameron: despite all  the British rhetoric, it has just three soldiers in Iraq’s Kurdish regions and just eight RAF Tornados deployed against Islamic State – only two of which are able to fly at any one time. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The cancellation filled only a couple of paragraphs in the morning papers last week: “France’s foreign minister cancels London visit due to Ukraine ta(...)

Despite months of negative publicity about Ed Miliband’s leadership, Labour has a better chance of forming a coalition.   Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Politics in Britain is now all about next May’s election and nothing else.Politicians left the houses of parliament in Westminster last evening to the(...)