Arlene Foster and the DUP pictured at Stormont.  Through long experience, the politicians of Northern Ireland are masters of power-sharing, deal-making and concession-squeezing. They will run rings round the Tories.  David Young/PA Wire

I agree with Jeremy. As the Labour leader told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, the present parliamentary configuration is more or less unsustainable.(...)

 Former Labour mayor of London Ken Kivingstone, who faces a new inquiry by his party into remarks he has made about Hitler and Zionism. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has accused Labour of betraying Britain’s Jewish community by failing to expel Ken Livingstone from the party for s(...)

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone had threatened to launch a judicial review if he was expelled from the Labour Party. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party for one further year over controversial comments about Adolf Hitler and Z(...)

Gerald Bernard Kaufman, politician: born June 21st, 1930 – died  February 26th, 2017. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

In Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86, the Labour party had not only one of its longest-serving MPs, but also one of its loyalest, if most waspish, (...)

 The NatWest bank has informed Russian television channel Russia Today that they have frozen the company’s bank accounts in UK. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

The UK bank accounts of Russian TV broadcaster Russia Today have been shut down, its editor-in-chief has said, in a move that the UK government appear(...)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan: “It’s time for a Labour government. A Labour prime minister in Downing Street. A Labour cabinet. Labour values put into action.” Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stressed the importance of Labour being back in power 28 times in a speech to the party’s autumn conference, amid speculati(...)

Boris Johnson is among a handful of public figures to be known by his first name. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson seemed glassy-eyed and lacking his usual ebullience when he began to speak at St Ermin’s Hotel near St James’s Park in London on Thursd(...)

Labour peer Alf Dubs: critical of his own party’s low profile in the EU referendum campaign, he warns that if Britain votes to leave the EU, it will be Labour’s fault for failing to mobilise its supporters. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Britain’s unelected House of Lords has few champions these days but one man has done more to enhance its reputation in recent weeks than most of its m(...)

Despite professed intentions to keep the Brexit debate civilised, the descent into name-calling has taken hold; a “descent beyond hyperbole into hyste(...)

George Osborne (centre) with Ed Balls (right) and  Vince Cable (left) in the Ryanair hangar at Stansted Airport: “The next think you know the Leave camp will be accusing us of faking the moon landings, kidnapping Shergar and covering up the existence of the Loch Ness monster.”  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The economic impact of leaving the European Union has returned to the centre of Britain’s referendum debate, with both sides trading accusations of ec(...)

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