Neil Kinnock

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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, (...)

Peter Barry, left, then minister for foreign affairs, with Tom King, then Northern Ireland secretary, in Iveagh House, Dublin, 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Margaret Thatcher was complicated about Ireland. This was scarcely surprising. So many of her associations with Ireland had been negative: her falling(...)

Neil Kinnock, former leader of the British Labour Party, used his 1985 conference speech to challenge the militants head on. Photograph: Alan Betson

A common lament from British Labour MPs as they watch Jeremy Corbyn tighten his grip is that the cranks who lurked at the back of party meetings for 4(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, seen here during a Bloomberg television interview, is set to retain the leadership of the British Labour Party this week after a divisive and bitter election campaign. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Labour MPs could regain the right to elect the shadow cabinet under a proposal to be considered on Tuesday by the National Executive Committee, the pa(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden speaking in Australia on Tuesday. In 1987, the then Delaware senator was accused of plagiarising a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock, a huge embarrassment that helped scupper his presidential campaign. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican convention bore more than a passing resemblance to that delivered by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic co(...)

Angela Eagle, left,  is mounting her challenge to Corbyn’s leadership with the party on a bizarre seesaw: as its membership rises, so its support in the country falls. LEON NEAL,DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

There she stands, the new prime minister , so unassailable that her final opponent melted away . Even her party’s most rabid Brexiters crumpled. There(...)

Leaflets delivered recently to British households, relating to the forthcoming European Union referendum. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe, according to new research from the Pew Research Centre which found that just 51 per cent of EU citizens h(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Labour leader has committed to a “new politics” which critics say would be inconsistent with a so-called “revenge reshuffle”. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

Labour MPs have warned Jeremy Corbyn against a “revenge reshuffle” of his shadow cabinet, which would move leading critics of his leadership from the(...)

Marie-Louise Jennings, who has died aged 81, was best known to readers of Irish history as Marie-Louise Legg, the name under which she published most (...)

US vice-president Joe Biden: still weighing up whether his family can cope with the rigours of a national campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s clumsy handling of the controversy over her use of a private email address as secretary of state has left some Democrats unsu(...)

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