“We will have the referendum whether or not I have successfully negotiated,” British prime minister David Cameron tells  the BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show” Photograph:  Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has narrowed his options for staying on in power after the next election, insisting he would not lead a minority (...)

Rejoining the Commonwealth

Sir, – I spent this past weekend with a good friend who is English. During our conversation, he innocently referred to the Irish as British and(...)

Those watching nervously across the Irish Sea the UK’s drift towards an EU exit can only be delighted that at least one party leader is fight(...)

Wisbech-born jobseeker Natasha Wright (20) was handing out her CV: “I do feel that it has made it more difficult for me to get a job ,” she says. Photograph: Philip Mynott

In the 17th century, the people of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire became known as “the Fen Tigers” because of their bitter opposition to the draining of th(...)

 The UK Independence Party has suspended a councillor who claimed recent floods were the result of the British government’s decision to legalise gay marriage.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The UK Independence Party has suspended a councillor who claimed recent floods were the result of the British government’s decision to legalise gay ma(...)

 The promenade wall in Aberystwyth,  Wales, takes a battering from waves driven by storm-force winds earlier this month. Photograph: Dimitris Legakis/EPA

A UK Independence Party (Ukip) councillor has blamed recent storms and floods on the British government’s decision to legalise gay marriage.David Silv(...)

Eurosceptic multimillionaire Paul Sykes, a former Conservative Party backer, who is promising to bankroll Ukip’s European Parliament election campaign. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA

Paul Sykes is the quintessential Yorkshireman, blunt in speech, strong on opinions. Indeed, there are times when he can appear as a caricature.An occa(...)

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