Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon listens in the debating chamber of the Scottish parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh, on Tuesday. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

A second referendum on Scottish independence remains “on the table” following last week’s Brexit vote, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Scotland’s first mins(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage launchs a Leave poster campaign on Thursday before the death of MP Jo Cox.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Campaigning in the British EU referendum was suspended yesterday afternoon after a violent attack led to the death of Labour MP Jo Cox. The shockin(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: Results suggest that, contrary to what his detractors say, Corbyn is not an apparent drag on the Labour vote. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Thursday’s elections have left the Scottish National Party (SNP) in power in Edinburgh, Labour governing in Cardiff, and all but a handful of English (...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon reacts as results come in at a Scottish Parliament election count at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Scotland is set for a nationalist minority government after the Scottish National Party recorded a third successive victory in elections to the devolv(...)

Leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon reacts after a positive result for her party at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

There was something for everyone in Thursday’s elections in England, Scotland and Wales but the results carried a sting in the tail for each of the pa(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday; he exchanged smears and insults with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: PA Wire

Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions was among the most extraordinary and brutal such sessions the House of Commons has witnessed in recent years. D(...)

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who accused the SNP leader of “trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes” on independence. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

In 1995, the Labour Party’s then shadow secretary of state for Scotland, George Robertson, said that “devolution will kill nationalism stone dead”. F(...)

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London Sadiq Khan  with supporters in Brixton, south London:  he would be the first Muslim to hold such a high-profile political office in Britain. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

As the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union sucks most of the oxygen out of British politics, voters throughout the country face e(...)

The Apple store in New York: the European Commission accused Ireland in 2014 of dodging international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax collectors. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

A two-year investigation into whether Apple’s tax deal with Irish authorities gave the iPhone maker an unfair advantage will take longer because of th(...)

Britiain’s foreign secretary Philip Hammond is interviewed on February 14th the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.  Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

How much is Eastenders worth? Or Newsnight, Panorama, the entire output of Radio Four, and the BBC’s various orchestras and choirs? These are among th(...)

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