Armando Iannucci: “We demand politicians be word-perfect every time they do an interview.” Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Where do you go after satirising Westminster and the American vice-presidency? What more dials are there to twist? The incomparable Armando Iannucci, (...)

Tony and Steph, March 2011,   in Evercreech, Somerset.

In 2013, Steph Booth began writing the Married to Alzheimer’s column in The Irish Times, with her husband Tony’s agreement. She wrote about life with (...)

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(...)

Martin Bell said the advent of the internet meant foreign news was being downgraded because it was “not a ratings winner”. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty

With the world living through the most dangerous time since the Cuban missile crisis, now is “no time for soft news, the fluff and forth of journalism(...)

Tony and Steph Booth on Alnmouth beach, England.  Photographer George Skipper

Tony Booth – who has died – was a well known English actor who found new fame when his daughter Cherie Blair’s husband Tony became British prime minis(...)

Tony and Steph Booth on Alnmouth beach, England.  Photographer George Skipper

The actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part, has died aged 85. Booth was a well known English actor who found(...)

Andrew Meehan: prior to writing full-time, he was head of development at the Irish Film Board

For as long as she can remember, Eva Hand has valued the opinions of others more than her own. In Andrew Meehan’s topsy-turvy, beguiling debut One Sta(...)

Protesters depicting media magnate Rupert Murdoch and British prime minister Theresa May demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay / Reuters.

The British government should judge Rupert Murdoch’s bid for broadcaster Sky on facts and not politics or risk stifling inward investment after Brexit(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair on the BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show” on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC Handout via Reuters

Britain can control immigration without leaving the EU, Tony Blair has claimed, immediately drawing fire from a senior cabinet minister. Mr Blair, th(...)

‘We stand on the cusp of a new era where we finally have the means to prevent an entire class of cancers.’ Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

After clean water, there is no health intervention that has saved more lives than vaccination – and none that has inspired more misguided opposition. (...)