Britain’s Brexit minister David Frost says diverging from EU rules and standards is essential for Britain to prosper after Brexit Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Britain’s Brexit minister David Frost has described Britain’s dispute with the European Union (EU) over the Northern Ireland protocol as its most urge(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer delivers a virtual speech on Britain’s economic future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Labour headquarters in central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has called for a “moral crusade” to address the inequalities and injustices in British society revealed by the coronavirus pandemic, prom(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: she said   if Boris Johnson refuses to authorise  an independence vote he will have to challenge the referendum’s legitimacy through the courts. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The leader of Scotland’s Conservatives has called on Scottish unionists to boycott any independence referendum called by the Scottish government witho(...)

A recent CPL survey noted that just 40 per cent of women who have children return to work afterwards – even though 90 per cent express an intention to do so. Photo by Thomas  Samson/AFP/Getty Images

How much of your earnings do you think it fair to give up to the exchequer in tax? Forty per cent? Ten per cent? While our obvious inclination would b(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

Corey Lewandowski: Donald Trump’s former campaign manager comes from a group called Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To und(...)

Michael Gove: wrote a pamphlet in 2000 called ‘Northern Ireland: the Price of Peace’ in which he compared the Belfast Agreement to the appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s and the condoning of the desires of paedophiles. Photograph: Jeff Overs/EPA

Michael Gove is a “fanatic” who would be “dangerous” for the Northern Irish peace process and North-South relations if he won the Conservative Party l(...)

A sign saying welcome to Northern Ireland is seen on the border of Armagh and Louth in Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Northern Ireland is not Lincolnshire or Somerset. It is a distinct and unique political entity, recognised as such by an international treaty register(...)

Students at Brunel University in London, UK, protested at Katie Hopkins being invited to a debate on campus. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

A speech by controversial commentator Katie Hopkins during a university debate in London prompted a mass walkout in protest at her invitation(...)

Delivering the Centre for Policy Studies annual Margaret Thatcher lecture last night, London mayor Boris Johnson defended the importance of “boardroom greed” and “some measure of inequality” as a spur to economic activity. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Deputy British prime minister Nick Clegg has accused London mayor Boris Johnson of an “unpleasant elitism” after the latter warned that some people l(...)