Tánaiste Simon Coveney  and the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier spoke of intensifying negotiating efforts during a meeting in Brussels on Monday, with M(...)

John Bercow said Donald Trump’s “racism and sexism” made him unworthy of an invitation. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The speaker of the House of Commons has defended his statement of opposition to inviting Donald Trump to address the joint houses of Parliament but a(...)

British Labour MP Keith Vaz is reportedly standing down as chairman of the House of Commons home affairs committee amid allegations he paid for the services of male escorts. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Labour MP Keith Vaz is reportedly standing down as chairman of the influential House of Commons home affairs committee after a newspaper alleged he pa(...)

British secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Brexit minister) David Davis: His appointment, in conjunction with those of Boris Johnson as foreign minister and Liam Fox in trade, led Angus Robertson, leader of the Scottish National Party at Westminster,  to descibe the   cabinet as one of the most right-wing in the modern era. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has transformed the British cabinet, putting all but a handful of ministries under new leadership and sacking some of the most powerful f(...)

Theresa Villiers will no longer be Northern Ireland Secretary in Theresa May’s new UK cabinet. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

James Brokenshire, an ally of new British prime minister Theresa May, is to replace Theresa Villiers as Northern Ireland Secretary. Mr Brokenshire, (...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron leaves after voting in the EU referendum, at a polling station in central London, Britain June 23rd, 2016. Britain has voted to leave the EU. Photograph: Reuters

When David Cameron announced in early January that he would allow members of his cabinet to campaign on opposing sides in the EU referendum, the news (...)

UK Secretary of State for Culture John Whittingdale: said the government’s proposals on the how the BBC should be governed had been broadly welcomed. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Britain’s culture secretary has dismissed critics of his plans for the BBC as “left-wing luvvies” who were informed by “ill-founded, hysterical specu(...)

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But, ignoring the old adage, the UK government yesterday published a white paper proposing wide-ranging, and what was(...)

BBC  in Portland Place, London: it is on a collision course with the government over reported moves to bar it from showing popular shows at peak viewing times, among other reforms. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Conservative government faces a revolt in the House of Lords – and on the streets of Britain – if planned reforms threaten the BBC’s independence,(...)

John Whittingdale: Labour has called on him to withdraw from his role in regulating the press because he might be perceived as being compromised. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has expressed full confidence in culture secretary John Whittingdale after it emerged that four newspapers knew h(...)

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