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(...)

William Hague speaking in the House of Commons where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border. Photograph: PA Wire

Legislation that affects England but not other parts of the United Kingdom should require a majority of votes from English MPs, the core proposal fro(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several men detained by the British army in 1971 want the High Court to compel the State decide whether to seek to revise a controversial European Cou(...)

David Cameron has no hope of getting any credit while it’s a win-win situation for Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/Getty Images

Before last week, a reference to “the 45” in Scotland would have evoked thoughts of the Jacobite cause that died on the field of Culloden in 1745, (...)

Former Labour chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling told the conference that Scottish first minister Alex Salmond had not “entirely accepted” the result. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The Conservatives will make demands for greater powers for English MPs over English laws a central part of next year’s British general election – u(...)