European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokes with UKip leader Nigel Farage  in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

As Britain’s prime minister David Cameron faced mounting criticism from within his own party about his draft reform agreement with the European Union,(...)

David Cameron: the prime minister claimed  he had confounded sceptics by achieving agreement on all his demands. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Reuters

David Cameron has welcomed Donald Tusk’s proposals as “good terms” for Britain to remain in the European Union, claiming he had achieved all the dema(...)

When people have forgotten Corbyn wanted to stop companies paying dividends unless they paid staff a living wage, they will remember his search for a “reasonable accommodation” with Argentina over the Falklands. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A jaded town on the Essex riviera is all the UK Independence party has to show for its nearly four million votes at last year’s general election. Econ(...)

Labour Party report  highlights perception that Ed Miliband was not as strong a leader as David Cameron and that he might need to be propped up by the Scottish National Party in government. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Labour Party lost last year’s general election because it lacked credibility on the economy, welfare benefits and migration and because Ed (...)

Executive director of Britain Stronger in Europe Will Straw’s  arguments focused mainly on the risks to Britain’s economy and national security of leaving the EU, and on the failure of the Leave campaign to paint a plausible picture of life outside the EU. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Arron Banks and Will Straw were a study in contrasts on Thursday morning as the co-founder of Leave.EU and the executive director of Britain Stronger (...)

David Cameron’s decision to allow cabinet ministers to campaign on either side of the referendum on EU membership may have been an unavoidable consequ(...)

The threat of multiple resignations from the David Cameron’s cabinet obliged the prime minister to cede ground on key campaign issue. Photograph: Reuters

David Cameron’s decision to allow ministers to choose sides in Britain’s EU referendum is, like the referendum itself, a consequence of his limited au(...)

Hugh McCarthy: ‘I’ve made friends with people from many continents but who are, like me, Londoners now.’

In May 2010, as I sat down for a job interview in the English town of Chelmsford, the British general election was reaching its conclusion, and a new(...)

Arlene Foster: “We are part of the UK as a nation-state. Whatever it decides it decides”.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At last Northern Ireland is having a political debate on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or leave. The recent(...)

UK Labour Party candidate Jim McMahon gestures as he stands with his partner Charlene Duerden after winning the Oldham West and Royton byelection. Phil Noble/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn successfully passed his first electoral test with flying colours as Labour won the Oldham West and Royton by election. Jim McMahon held(...)