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Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, campaigning against a Brexit in the looming EU referendum,   talks to television presenters Jeremy Clarkson (left) and James May (right) during a visit to a  TV studio in west London on June 16th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has said Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster is “fundamentally wrong” that the United Kingdom could neg(...)

Former British prime ministers  John Major and Tony Blair   walking  across the Peace Bridge   in Derry  on Thursday.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Former British prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have been sharply criticised by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster following th(...)

The Loughinisland families hold a press conference  in the Ramada Hotel Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The bereaved families of the Loughinisland massacre say they have truth but would like justice as they welcomed the new report into the 1994 attack wh(...)

‘The vast majority of people in Northern Ireland believe their future should only ever be determined by democracy and consent and not by violence,’ said Northern Ireland’s secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has condemned as “highly irresponsible” claims that a British exit from the European Union could undermine(...)

Sir John Major on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: he said Boris Johnson is leading a divisive Brexit campaign trumpeting “depressing and awful” immigration arguments. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Conservative Party infighting over Europe has reached a new level of bitterness as new polls show the Leave side pulling ahead after its best week of (...)

Jeremy Corbyn: Unionists are blinded  to how deeply Corbyn and McDonnell’s lifelong worldview is tied up with breaking the union. Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Economist David McWilliams caused some excitement last week when he set out a scenario for a united Ireland, in which the UK votes to leave the EU, ca(...)

The Social Democratic and Labour Party leader Colum Eastwood  during the party’s manifesto launch. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Strictly speaking, there are almost no Tories in Northern Ireland. The Conservative Party consistently polls below 1 per cent. In 2010, when it stood (...)

 John Major said he had “not a shred of doubt” that Britain should remain part of the EU

A British vote to leave the EU would “gravely weaken” Europe and could trigger the end of the continent’s influence as a global superpower, former pri(...)

John MacBride, Anne MacBride and Dan MacBride pictured at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The centenary of the Easter Rising has led to the largest ever gathering of the MacBride clan. Major John McBride was one of the 16 leaders of the E(...)

Iain Duncan Smith: his leaving the British cabinet is not Michael Jackson leaving The Jacksons. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The election-winning Conservative prime minister could carry millions. He could not carry Iain Duncan Smith. Rebellion by the MP for Chingford and oth(...)

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