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British prime minister Boris Johnson has claimed that the EU was ‘pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate’, and that the plucky English Brexiteers would ‘set the country free’. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The German philosopher Theodor Adorno made this statement for the first time in 1949. It implies at lea(...)

Seán Lemass: The Lemass tapes will substantially re-shape our knowledge and understanding of Lemass himself, of Fianna Fáil in and out of government, and political history in the four decades after 1932.

Old tapes can throw new light on history. Seán Lemass was a politician who never wrote an autobiography, but he left behind an extraordinary series of(...)

 Chancellor Philip Hammond who has reportedly annoyed the prime minister with a sexist remark. Photograph: PA

British chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have irked prime minister Theresa May by making a sexist remark in cabinet, exposing the tensions at the (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Asked a few years ago to nominate the best parliamentary speech he had ever heard, the former British Labour minister, Denis Healey, nominated Conserv(...)

Actor Saoirse Ronan onstage at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival   in Palm Springs, California. Photograph: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for PSIFF

A British journalist has generated fury after remarking on Sky News that the UK could regard Saoirse Ronan as “one of our own”. Richard Suchet made (...)

Geoffrey Howe as British foreign secretary addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Photograph: David A Cantor/AFP/Getty Images

It is an irony of his long Westminster career that the political legacy of Geoffrey Howe, who has died aged 88, will not be the 20 years he spent on t(...)

 Labour ‘giant’: Denis Healey, who has died aged 98, in 1987. Photograph: Dominique Dudouble/Reuters

Tributes have been paid to long-serving British Labour Party MP and former chancellor Denis Healey, who died on Saturday aged 98, with political foes (...)

David Cameron is accused of “cowering” after making one excuse too many for why he won’t debate other party leaders on TV.  Photograph: Andy Rain/AFP/Getty Images

“Politics of fear” usually refers to tactics that spur the electorate to vote one way by suggesting that to do otherwise would threaten their individu(...)

Photograph of Tony Benn taken in 2003. The veteran politician died at home on Friday March 14th, 2014, at the age of 88. Photograph: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire

Tony Benn, who has died aged 88, was a pivotal figure in British left-wing politics in the second half of the 20th century. A national institut(...)