Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks with members of the media at the count centre in Glasgow on December. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed the election success of the Scottish National Party (SNP) gives her a “renewed, refreshed and strengthened” mandate for a(...)

Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street  to meet with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and request the dissolution of Parliament. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen

Boris Johnson faces into next month’s general election with a double-digit Conservative poll lead over Labour and a simple promise to “get Brexit done(...)

Former Conservative attorney general  Dominic Grieve is standing as an Independent in Beaconsfield. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The UK general election officially began on Wednesday following the dissolution of parliament at midnight. Here are ten battleground constituencies to(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: “The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. That means we are leaving the single market and the customs union.” Photograph: AFP

Leaving the European Union with no deal would reduce economic growth in Northern Ireland by 12 per cent over 15 years, according to a leaked British g(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon arriving at the main Glasgow counting centre in Scotland in the early hours of Friday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party went into this general election with losses predicted from their record 56-seat haul in 2015, but even the nationalists’ f(...)

Time limit on “Henry VIII clauses”? Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

On Wednesday, Theresa May was compared with Elizabeth I. On Thursday, it was the Virgin Queen’s father, Henry VIII. In preparation for Brexit, the UK (...)

Brexit minister David Davis: Donald Tusk, EC president,  said it was  illusion for anyone to think they could have the EU cake and eat it. “I propose a simple experiment. Buy a cake, eat it, and see if it is still there on the plate.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to the Brexit negotiations, “having cake and eating it” is not the official policy, a cabinet minister has said, in reference to a handw(...)

 Stephen Gethins told an SDLP Brexit forum in Belfast the decision of the majority in Northern Ireland and Scotland to stay in the EU must be respected as much as the decision of those in England and Wales to quit. File photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland and Northern Ireland must be fully represented and consulted in all and any negotiations ahead of any formal move to take the UK out of the E(...)