Britain’s education secretary Michael Gove during a broadcast of the Andrew Marr Show at the BBC studios in London yesterday

Conservative Party Eurosceptics were given a boost when two cabinet ministers publicly declared they would vote to leave the European Union on (...)

Queen Elizabeth II

British prime minister David Cameron has been accused of shifting British politics sharply to the right with plans to restrict rights enjoyed b(...)

The Ukip threat
  • UK
  • May 5, 2013, 15:26

The spectacular success of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) in capturing almost a quarter of the votes in last Thursday’s local ele(...)

A UKIP candidate’s rosette during the local elections count at Oaklands Snooker Club in Cinderford, Gloucestershire for the Gloucestershire districts. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The UK Independence Party won seats from prime minister David Cameron’s Tories and their Liberal Democrat coalition part(...)

David Cameron who on the final day of campaigning acknowledged that difficult decisions had been made. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

British government parties are braced for significant losses in key local authority elections today in England an(...)

A billboard for Ukip in the 2009 European Parliament elections.  “The growing English nationalism affecting the Conservatives and the buoyant Eurosceptic Ukip competing with it are defined against Europe.” Photograph:   Oli Scarff/Getty Images

George Osborne was let off the hook on Thursday by figures showing the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of this year. Had t(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) with chairman of the corporation behind the development of the former Maze Prison site, Terence Brannigan, at  the site yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness appear to have got their political marriage back on track. The fact that the First Minister and Dep(...)

A handout image  issued by Stormont’s Department of Environment of an artist’s impression of how the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze near Lisburn will look.

An estimated £100 million (€117 million) is to be invested in the redevelopment of a site near Lisburn where the Maze prison once stood. (...)

Students saying no  to austerity measures in front of the Cypriot parliament building in Nicosia earlier this week.   Photograph: Milos Bicanski

‘I believe we are at this moment sleeping on a volcano.” Alexis de Tocqueville’s speech to the French national assembly on January 29th, 1848, (...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage told the party’s spring conference new immigrants in the UK should have no access to council housing for five years. Photograph: Getty Images.

Immigrants to Britain, including those from other European Union states, will be denied places on council housing lists unless they have worked(...)

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