Britain’s home secretary Theresa May gestures during her keynote address on the second day of the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester earlier this week. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Cork-born Susan Williams ran for the Conservatives in Bolton West in the 2010 UK general election, losing by 92 votes in a constituency with 14,000 Mu(...)

The G8 summit is being held in Co Fermanagh next week

“Shout loudly, don’t hold back, lift your voice like a trumpet” – not the words of an anarchist group or anti-G8 street activist. The call to protest (...)

George Galloway MP speaks during tonight’s sitting  in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: PA Wire

Tributes to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher have gone on long enough, Respect MP George Galloway said tonight as he attempted t(...)

A Union flag flies at half mast over the Houses of Parliament, and next to the Big Ben clock tower, after the announcement of Margaret Thatcher’s death. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

In the first World War, the chimes of Big Ben were silenced for two years lest they give guidance i(...)

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