A Vote Leave campaign poster on a window ledge at the Vote Leave offices in London. The new designation means that Vote Leave will be allowed to spend up to £7 million during the campaign, can send out one mailshot to every household in the country and will be allocated political broadcast slots. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain’s Electoral Commission has chosen the Conservative-led Vote Leave to as the official campaign calling for a vote to leave the EU in June’s ref(...)

Chancellor George Osborne:  described the IMF’s warning as the clearest independent warning yet of the danger posed by Brexit. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Pro-EU campaigners have seized on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) warning about the impact of British exit from the European Union as evidence i(...)

 David Cameron joins students at the launch of the ‘Brighter Future In’ campaign bus at Exeter University in Devon, after he said he will “make no apology” for spending more than £9 million of taxpayers’ money on  pro-EU leaflets ahead of the referendum on Britain’s future membership. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

David Cameron has defended his decision to spend £9 million in public funds on sending a pro-EU booklet to every household in Britain, claiming it was(...)

The pro-European Union pamphlet to be delivered to every household in Britain. Prime minister David Cameron can spend as much public money as he pleases until 28 days before the referendum on June 23rd. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

The Conservative government’s decision to spend £9 million of public funds on sending a pro-European Union pamphlet to every household in Britain has (...)

What have the main political parties pledged regarding emigrant issues? Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With just over a week left in the general election campaign, all the main political parties have now released their manifestos. What have they pledge(...)

According to preliminary results, Kyle Lockwood’s design appears to be New Zealanders’ preferred alternative to their current flag.

New Zealanders have chosen a design for a possible new flag that features the country’s iconic silver fern next to the stars that make up the Southern(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: said the government would seek to overturn this latest amendment. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

David Cameron’s government will seek to reverse a vote by the House of Lords that would allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in Britain’s forthcoming re(...)

Abbey director Fiach Mac Conghail was appointed to the Seanad in 2011 by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s arts community is not as politically active as it should be, according to Independent Senator and Director of the Abbey Theatre, Fiach Mac (...)

This Big Sister would certainly be in favour of giving compulsory voting a try. Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine what kind of Ireland we would have if all those who tend not to vote came out and made their voices heard in the upcoming general election. If(...)

Foreign secretary Philip Hammond during an EU referendum  debate: said the government would show “proper restraint” when it came to spending and had no intention of ordering doorstep mail-shots in the last four weeks of the campaign.  Photograph: PA

David Cameron’s own colleagues have accused him of trying to rig the EU referendum in his favour by introducing new legislation that would allow mini(...)