UK prime minister David Cameron has revealed new Tory proposals to cut payments for ‘treatable conditions’, including the cutting of sickness benefits for unemployed obese people who ‘refuse treatment’.  Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA

Unemployed obese people will have to diet or else lose their benefits, under new Tory proposals.Alcoholics, drug addicts and others with “treatable co(...)

Tony Blair has criticised David Cameron’s plan to renegotiate the terms of the United Kingdom’s EU membership in a referendum by the end of 2017. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Britain leaving the European Union would be viewed as an “extraordinary act of self-destruction”, Tony Blair has said.The former prime minister said (...)

Jeffrey Archer: “I thought putting me in prison was a silly waste of time.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘How many years since you stopped smoking?” Jeffrey Archer, blockbuster author, former politician, multimillionaire and ex-con, asks the young (...)