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 Diane Abbott, who has become the shadow home secretary as part of a reshuffle announced by British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Two weeks after winning re-election as Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn has begun a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, rewarding allies and sacking his chie(...)

British home secretary Amber Rudd and her Tory government have been criticised for comments she made during and after the party’s conference this week(...)

British  home secretary Amber Rudd: outlined  policy that would see companies forced to publish lists of non-British staff. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Being Irish in Britain is pretty easy. We look the same, we speak the same language, we share jokes and football teams. We are even, in accordance wit(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: as she takes Britain out of the EU, and probably the single market, she wants to preserve enough time, energy and that ineffable thing called political capital to forge a “People’s Conservatism”. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It started with New Labour and its commitment to metaphysical impossibilities such as “Excellence for all” and “Giving every child the best start in l(...)

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn  with deputy leader Tom Watson:  when deputy leader  Watson praised Labour’s achievements under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, it was interpreted as a frontal attack on Corbyn. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Among the marital metaphors used to describe the current state of the Labour Party during its conference in Liverpool on Wednesday, the most common wa(...)

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith congratulates Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as leader. Now the people who brought us Smith, pallid flatterer of Corbyn’s worldview,  demand to be reckoned with. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Today, lots of people will end a romance, or stop fighting a terminal illness, or let an argumentative colleague have the last word, or fold a bad ha(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Thursday. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Scots used to scoff at Ireland’s seemingly interminable referendums. Not anymore. Since 2010, I have voted eight times in Scotland. The inspirational(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May: these are the best weeks she willl ever know. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

“Honeymoon” was always a bad metaphor for the suspension of competitive politics that eases a new prime minister into the job. For all but the most la(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: if she doesn’t secure an electoral mandate, trouble will find her. Photograph: Nicolas Asfonri/Reuters

The British government, it turns out, will govern. By scotching talk of a general election any time soon, Theresa May has restored the normal business(...)

SNP leader and first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon: she has hailed the start of “a new conversation” to gauge Scottish views on Brexit, Europe and independence. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

At the Scottish National Party’s spring conference in March, leader Nicola Sturgeon was greeted with rapturous applause when she announced a new drive(...)

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