Nicola Sturgeon: “There is no question the great disrespect shown to Scotland in these proposals is likely to have more people asking whether Westminster is capable of representing Scotland’s interests at all.” Photograph:  Tony Kinlan

The British government’s plans to give English MPs a veto over legislation that is designated as affecting England only could encourage more Scots t(...)

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(...)

 DUP Minister for Finance Arlene Foster has been  given permission to accelerate the passage of the budget Bill through the Northern Assembly so that it could become law by the end of July. File photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown /PA Wire

The Stormont finance committee has given DUP Minister for Finance Arlene Foster the go-ahead to begin rushing her so-called “fantasy” or provisional b(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Andy Burnham: won much favour in Liverpool when he helped to bring about an official inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which left 96 people dead: Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Andy Burnham: Current favourite in the race, but the Liverpudlian could struggle to get rid of the shadow of his service in Gordon Brown’s cabinet. Ma(...)

Former British Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy  died this week  aged 55. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Former British Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy died as a result of a “major haemorrhage” linked with his battle with alcoholism, a post-mortem(...)

Labour also faces questions about its ability to be a British-wide party in an era of growing nationalism that has put paid to its operations, for now, in Scotland. Photograph: Getty Images

In defeat, dignity – preferably with humour thrown in. Ed Miliband managed both on Thursday when he stood to speak for the first time in the House of (...)

George Osborne, British prime minister David Cameron, Justine Greening and Philip Hammond during prime minister’s question time on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Donald Kennedy, just 10 years old, his lips pursed, his eyes wet with tears, but in control, sat in the public gallery in the House of Commons, the im(...)

The Kincora Boys Home in Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker

The British security service shielded and blackmailed child sex abusers involved in a paedophile ring at a notorious Belfast care home, the High Court(...)