If the acclamation that greeted Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow this week is any guide, her position as lea(...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon  said she wanted a second vote on independence soon after Brexit but gave no detail on timing.  Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon focused on domestic issues rather than the prospect of a second independence referendum at the end of the Scot(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon arriving at the main Glasgow counting centre in Scotland in the early hours of Friday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party went into this general election with losses predicted from their record 56-seat haul in 2015, but even the nationalists’ f(...)

The Liberal Democrats’ gains in London and Scotland were tempered by notable losses, including former leader Nick Clegg. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A failed gamble, a hung parliament, a lost Conservative majority, a surge in Labour support, a boost of confidence for a divisive leader, Ulster union(...)

Theresa May: it can be only a matter of time before she steps down. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

Theresa May’s disastrous gamble on an early election has left her country without an effective government nine days before the start of the United Kin(...)

Angus Robertson, the SNP’s deputy leader said there was ‘very, very little consideration’ being given in English politics to the plight of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

British leader Theresa May is “playing with fire” on Brexit’s impact on Ireland when she says that no deal with the EU is better than a bad deal, says(...)

The SNP’s deputy leader, Angus Robertson, campaigning in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The Clock Tower in Dufftown is stuck at two minutes past three. Below, sitting on a bench, pensioner David MacPherson laments the fact that the counci(...)

Britain’s  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: accused the prime minister of having “difficulty meeting anybody”. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has decided to take part in Wednesday’s seven-way TV debate, showing his growing confidence and highlighting Theresa May’s refusal to ap(...)

British prime minister Theresa May:  The opposition has accused her of breaking her word on everything from Brexit to calling an early election. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

For much of Wednesday’s debate in the House of Commons to authorise an early general election, MPs had their heads down, peering into their phones. I(...)

British PM Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street before heading to the Houses of Parliament to attend the weekly prime minister’s questions  in central London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has promised to take a constructive approach to Brexit talks as she set out her negotiating stance in a letter to European Council presid(...)

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