Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

Labour’s Brexit plan remains a credible and viable alternative to that of prime minister Theresa May, party leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted on Thursday.(...)

Conservative MP Steve Baker has raised doubts about the ability of Theresa May to secure changes from the EU that will be supported by backbench MPs. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Tory Brexiteer has warned that there is “trouble ahead” for the Prime Minister, suggesting what she will seek from Brussels to get a Brexit d(...)

Labour MP Stella Creasy  has proposed an  amendment to the British Domestic Violence Bill which would extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland. File photograph: PA Wire

Downing Street has insisted that any move to extend abortion rights to women in Northern Ireland must wait for the restoration of the devolved institu(...)

David Cameron’s resignation honours list reportedly included peerages for his former director of operations, Liz Sugg (left) and chief of staff Ed Llewellyn (right). Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

There is a place for class prejudice if it is done properly. Resent privileged Conservatives, for instance, but resent them for the right reason. The(...)

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone speaks to the media after appearing on the LBC radio station in London on Saturday. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Ken Livingstone said he regretted sparking a storm over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party but insisted it was a “nonsense” stirred by “embittered Bla(...)

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has proposed a tightening of Labour rules and launched an independent review into racism as he seeks to calm tensions in the party over (...)

Playwright Brian Friel  with a portrait of himself by artist Mick O’Dea, which was unveiled  in 2010 as part of the National Portrait Collection in the National Gallery Dublin.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Playwright Brian Friel, described by former US president Bill Clinton “as an Irish treasure for the entire world”, will be honoured next month in a (...)

From left : Una Mullally, journaslist, Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, the civil liberties organisation, and Louise Lowe, theatre director and playwright, on the opening night of the Dublin Writers Festival, at Smock Alley Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

Literary festivals and the F-word make for unlikely companions, but so it was. Last night, in one of the first events of th(...)