Police forensic officers  on Borough High Street, close to Borough Market, after the terror attack which left seven people dead. Photograph: AFP/Justin Tallis/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has come under fire for cutting police numbers while she was home secretary, with her critics contending in the wak(...)

British prime minister Theresa May delivers a speech on security in London on Monday. Photograph:  EPA/Andy Rain

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for Theresa May to resign as British prime minister over cuts to police numbers as the political fallout from(...)

Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Yes, she could lose and he might win, but that is unlikely to  happen. Photograph: Jack  Hill and Andy Buchanan/ AFP/Getty Images

Why is Britain going to the polls next week? The next election was not due until May 2020 and Theresa May needed a two-thirds majority in the House o(...)

The Conservatives have depicted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as odd and dysfunctional. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

This time next week Britain goes to the polls in its second general election in two years and anyone who claims they know be the outcome is lying. It (...)

Big influence:  If Mark Zuckerberg was planning a run at the next US presidential campaign, he would have a powerful strategic tool in Facebook. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Digital advertising is now proficient at targeting individual consumers with tailored messages for specific products. If you want to sell skin cream t(...)

Britain’s  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: accused the prime minister of having “difficulty meeting anybody”. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has decided to take part in Wednesday’s seven-way TV debate, showing his growing confidence and highlighting Theresa May’s refusal to ap(...)

An attendee holds a placard reading ‘The Best Brexit Deal’ behind prime minister Theresa May, during a Conservative Party campaign event in Twickenham, London, on Monday. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

When he ran to be US president in 1968, Robert Kennedy questioned whether gross national product could measure American greatness while it counted nap(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Her personal rating went up as that of her Conservative Party slipped back ahead of the general election on June 8th.    Photograph: Filippo Monteforte /AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May’s lead in the polls has fallen to 5 percentage points, a new low less than two weeks ahead of the June 8th election(...)

North Belfast: Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane and DUP contender Nigel Dodds have been deeply affected by the North’s Troubles. Photographs PA

There is a dark symmetry between the two main candidates in the Westminster general election contest for North Belfast. In 1989 the UDA went into the(...)

Patrols at Whitehall, near Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament, in central London, on Wednesday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May’s decision to deploy almost 1,000 heavily-armed soldiers on the streets of London on Wednesday is a step her predecessor, David Cameron, (...)