The government has yet to schedule a vote on the future of Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent, but the issue has already established itself as a (...)

Google’s controversial £130 million 10-year deal with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on back taxes could be investigated by the European Commission following complaints. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

British prime minister David Cameron has insisted he would be “very happy” for the European Commission to examine the UK’s controversial tax deal with(...)

Google has said it is complying with British law. Photograph: PA Wire

The European Commission has said it will examine Google’s controversial settlement with British tax authorities, under which it agreed to pay £130 mil(...)

Labour Party report  highlights perception that Ed Miliband was not as strong a leader as David Cameron and that he might need to be propped up by the Scottish National Party in government. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Labour Party lost last year’s general election because it lacked credibility on the economy, welfare benefits and migration and because Ed (...)

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn listening as shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn addresses the House of Commons ahead of the vote on Syria in London. Photograph: AFP/PRU

Jeremy Corbyn took Labour’s top job promising a “kinder” politics but the historic vote authorising military action in Syria has plunged Labour into d(...)

The 16,000-ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard, as Labour’s divisions over Britain’s nuclear deterrent grows. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected a motion to scrap the Trident nuclear defence system, just as its sponsors, the Scottish National Par(...)

Former first minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party Alex Salmond: “I think it would be very difficult for any Irish government, of any political persuasion, to run counter to Scottish nationalism.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For a man who just returned to Westminster last May after an eight-year absence, Alex Salmond moves through the Houses of Parliament as if he had neve(...)

First minister  Nicola Sturgeon. Her party’s  114,000 members constitute about 2 per cent of Scotland’s population. Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

As she wrapped up the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) biggest ever annual conference in Aberdeen on Saturday, Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturge(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon listens as deputy  leader Stewart Hosie speaks during the party’s national conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre,  October 15th, 2015. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The demand for a second referendum on Scottish independence could become “unstoppable” if Britain votes to leave the European Union, Scotland’s first (...)

Labour enters uncharted waters

Jeremy Corbyn’s sweeping victory in the Labour leadership contest has launched his party into uncharted waters and has the potential to transform Brit(...)

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