Mila Al Zahrani’s performance and the urgency of The Perfect Candidate’s issues elevate it from the ordinary.

After the decent Mary Shelley, Haifaa al-Mansour returns to her native Saudi Arabia for another study of the absurd pressures put upon women in that k(...)

The first lecture will be delivered by Bernadette McAliskey, who was a prominent civil rights campaigner and, as Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman elected to Westminster. Photograph:  Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images

A new 10-week course in Belfast will hear nationalist, unionist and other perspectives on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. The course a(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s left social democracy is so popular that the Conservatives have all but given up on opposing it. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

With MPs enjoying their recess until early September, the parliamentary estate at Westminster is almost deserted save for teams of construction worker(...)

Angela Eagle’s 24 years in parliament may have been spent in cryogenic suspension for all the impact she has had on national consciousness.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Limehouse: so much to answer for. When sensible people in Britain’s Labour party wonder what to do about Jeremy Corbyn, their fantastically unelectab(...)

Police escort Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from his home in London. Mr Corbyn is facing increased calls to resign as leader after a vote of no confidence saw 172 MPs vote against him. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn faces a leadership challenge after Labour MPs backed a motion of no confidence in him by a margin of four to one and more than 50 shado(...)

Ignorant, narcissistic, cartoonish machismo is spreading its contagion across the world. Boris Johnson’s comparison of the EU to Hitler-style imperialism is just a case in point. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Monitoring the Brexit “debate” is a peculiar form of torture, but amid the cacophony of noise one line jumped out at the weekend: “democracy depends o(...)

Television director James Kent makes a hugely successful feature debut with this gorgeous – perhaps a little too gorgeous – adaptation of Vera Brit(...)

‘The world doesn’t seem to understand that there really are people who are content to live alone.’ Ann Widdecombe in Belfast last week. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker

At 8am in a Belfast hotel, Ann Widdecombe, who the night before was participating in the Belfast Book Festival, is already looking bright and breez(...)