Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech during the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Jim Callaghan would have had some sympathy for Theresa May as she struggled with her croaky voice and the prankster handing her a mock P45. Back in 19(...)

Arlene Foster and the DUP pictured at Stormont.  Through long experience, the politicians of Northern Ireland are masters of power-sharing, deal-making and concession-squeezing. They will run rings round the Tories.  David Young/PA Wire

I agree with Jeremy. As the Labour leader told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, the present parliamentary configuration is more or less unsustainable.(...)

Prime minister-in-waiting Theresa May flanked by colleagues outside parliament in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May has become Britain’s prime minister through the ingenious ruse of not being a shambles. Conservative MPs failed to see the stuff of leader(...)

British Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn in central London on Wednesday after delivering a speech. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tony Blair has issued a stark warning to the British Labour Party not to repeat the mistakes of the 1980s which consigned it to 18 years in opposition(...)

Merlyn Rees: letter he wrote has been discovered in the British National Archives in Kew by RTÉ’s Investigation Unit

British ministers sanctioned the use of torture against internees in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s, home secretary Merlyn Rees told Labour prim(...)

Alan McGee: ‘Sony hated me because I was horrible and took the piss all the time.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s 1994 and Alan McGee is in a taxi on his way to the airport for yet another London to Los Angeles flight. Thanks to Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bl(...)

Ed Miliband campaigning in Walworth, south London. Labour is running at 10 points ahead of the Conservatives in the polls. Photograph: PA

There’s a spring in the step of many a British Tory MP these days. At last the prospects for the general election in 2015 do not appear so grim, the e(...)