Alastair Campbell speaks to the media outside his home in north London on Tuesday after he was expelled from the Labour Party for  voting for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tom Watson, the Labour Party’s deputy leader, has condemned as “spiteful” the party’s decision to expel Alastair Campbell after the veteran former spi(...)

Speaker of the House Jon Bercow. Brexiteers have complained that some of his decisions have stretched the rules to allow opponents of Brexit to set the agenda. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs will have a say over whether Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on October 31st, Commons speaker John Bercow has promised. Speaking (...)

Alastair Campbell: “hard not to point out difference in the way anti-Semitism cases have been handled,” he said on YouTube. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell has been expelled from the Labour Party after voting for the Liberal Democrats at the European elect(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is seen in the House of Commons, London, on Thursday. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs have voted to delay Britain’s departure from the EU by at least three months as talks continue between Theresa May’s government and the DUP in an (...)

UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab drew howls of derision for his admission that he “hadn’t quite understood” the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing to British trade. Photograph: Getty Images

UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab dropped a clanger that would make even Boris Johnson squirm this week, drawing howls of derision for his admission th(...)

Jose Mourinho: the Premier League’s most accomplished attention-seeker. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

In this week’s episode of the José Mourinho show the Manchester United manager could have another sentimental return to Stamford Bridge ruined by the(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster said her party was ‘committed to securing a Brexit deal that provides a seamless, frictionless border with the Republic of Ireland’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has urged the UK’s Brexit negotiators to show “more mettle” and face down those who prophesise disaster for Northern Ireland (...)

Naoise Nunn: “I’m delighted to bring the ethos and the fun of Leviathan to the Library of Progress at Body&Soul later this month.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse The venue was the Hub on Dublin’s Eus(...)

Bertie Ahern: will his achievements be eclipsed by his shortcomings? Photograph: David Sleator

Pat Leahy Ahern’s first government was his best Ten years on is an arbitrary but apposite yardstick at which to assess a political career. Given the (...)

At the height of the recent bad weather, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted a photo of himself visiting Holles Street hospital.

Writing about Leo Varadkar in 2012 when he was minister for transport, tourism and sport and the then cabinet’s youngest member, Mary Minihan of this (...)

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