North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The British government’s demand for major spending cuts in Northern Ireland is now a greater threat to the peace process than dissident republicans, N(...)

Bank Of England governor Mark Carney: “Britain’s attitude to this developing crisis is clear: we hope for the best; but we prepare for the worst.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The European Union has built up “quite strong” defences over the last few years to guard against the danger of contagion from the Greek crisis, the Go(...)

An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in London. The Airports Commission has said that Heathrow should get a third runway. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Heathrow should get a third multi-billion pound runway by 2030 to cope with increasing demands for flights to Asia and freight, a major report has urg(...)

British prime minister David Cameron at the EU  summit in Brussels. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

By their denials, or, more importantly, by the lack of them, shall ye know them. This is usually a good guide to working out the private thoughts of p(...)

Migrants disembark from a Norwegian vessel in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters 2:07

European Union leaders have finally reached a highly conditional deal to help illegal immigrants who have fled across the Mediterranean in recent mont(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks to  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo 1:13

British prime minister David Cameron has engaged in a difficult political balancing act as he launches his bid to renegotiate the UK’s membership of t(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  and EU Council president Donald Tusk shake hands prior to their meeting ahead of an EU summit at the EU Council in Brussels, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Julien Warnand/AFP/Getty Images

A British official in the Justus Lipsius building at the heart of the EU headquarters in Brussels insisted on Thursday evening that David Cameron is c(...)

The NHS must shave nearly 2 per cent off its non-wages spending each year over the next five years

Britain’s National Health Service spends about £2 billion (€2.8 billion) a year on dressings, syringes and other basics, along with about £3 billion o(...)

‘The Conservatives’ pre-referendum internal debate, meanwhile, will be coloured, perhaps, poisoned, by the machinations of those who want to replace Cameron, particularly Boris Johnson, or Theresa May.’ Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Even if he was being sarcastic, Alex Salmond was not wrong on Tuesday when he pointed out that the Conservatives’ 31 days of internal calm about the E(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron looks on as Prince Harry salutes at the unveiling of a memorial to British troops killed in Afghanistan at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford, England, on Thursday. Mr Cameron is expected to press ahead next week with plans to reduce the rights of non-English MPs to vote in the House of Commons. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is expected to press ahead with plans to reduce the rights of non-English MPs, including Northern Ireland’s 18(...)