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 Boris Johnson said  the Conservatives must deliver Brexit by October 31st to neutralise the Brexit Party. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP

Ahead of the start of the Conservative leadership contest next week, the Peterborough byelection result has exposed in the starkest terms the predicam(...)

Outgoing Social Democratic Party leader Andrea Nahles with German chancellor Angela Merkel: The SPD’s search for its seventh leader in a decade reflects a deep-seated identity crisis in Germany’s oldest party. Photograph: Britta Pedersen

Germany’s grand coalition is scrambling to save itself after Sunday’s resignation of Andrea Nahles, leader of the junior Social Democrat (SPD) coaliti(...)

Italian deputy prime minister and leader of far-right League party Matteo Salvini: League party took  34 per cent of the vote and swept past its coalition partner and rival, the Five Star movement. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo

The “squeezed middle” has become popular among political scientists and sociologists as a way of characterising the plight of the middle class in a ti(...)

SPD leader Andrea Nahles said she was standing down after a bruising parliamentary party meeting last week showed “that the necessary backing is not there to perform my duties”. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Reuters

Germany’s oldest party, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), is in disarray after leader Andrea Nahles announced her resignation on Sunday after just 40(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae jnr takes a break from canvassing to visit his grandfather Jackie’s grave in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Hazel Chu, Green Party ‘Would I run for the Dáil? You sound like my mother’ Hazel Chu, the new Green Party councillor for Dublin City’s Pembroke War(...)

 Members of the German Greens react to the publication of the first exit polls in the European elections, in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

The Berlin taxi driver was a bit groggy on Tuesday morning. The night before, Union Berlin, the East Berliner football team – used to playing second f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Frances Fitzgerald and Alan Farrell at  a Dublin count centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Ten things to take away from the local and European elections now that the dust has settled a bit: 1. A snap election is now very unlikely It is, o(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

European candidate Clare Daly TD at the Dublin count centre last weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The modest scale of the increase in the number of women elected to serve on local authorities is disappointing and there is clearly still a long way t(...)

 Labour Party Party leader Brendan Howlin: said meeting 	‘went well. File Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour leader Brendan Howlin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have met to discuss forging a new local level alliance following last weekend’s electio(...)

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