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“One thing Leo Varadkar needs to beware of is pandering too much to the impatient younger TDs clamouring for promotion.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar’s dilemma about who to drop and who to promote to Cabinet is giving him his first taste of what it is like to be a party leader with the (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s  campaign has successfully engaged the very essence of anti-establishment: youth.  Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

We are constantly told that the successes of Brexit and Donald Trump were the result of an “anti-establishment” attack. This is problematic in that Tr(...)

Huddersfield Town players react to the winning penalty at Wembley. Photograph: Reuters

Huddersfield 0 Reading 0 (Huddersfield win 4-3 on penalties) Huddersfield Town are back in England’s top-flight after a 45 year absence and a suspens(...)

File photograph of Sir Geoffrey Howe speaking at the House of Commons in London. Photograph: PA

British prime minister David Cameron has led tributes to former chancellor Geoffrey Howe, who has died aged 88. The Tory grandee was Margaret Thatcher(...)

Former British prime minister Edward Heath pictured in 2002. Photograph: Reuters.

At least four police forces are investigating sex abuse allegations linked to late former British prime minister Sir Edward Heath, it has been reveale(...)

The handling of a child sex abuse claim involving former British prime minister Sir Edward Heath is to be investigated. Photograph :PA Wire.

Britain’s independent police watchdog has launched a formal inquiry into claims that Wiltshire police did not properly investigate allegations of sexu(...)

On patrol: British soldiers in the Bogside, in Derry in 1971, during clashes between republicans and loyalists. Photograph: Darde/AFP/Getty

There is a handwritten note in the margin of a letter written in 1977 by the British home secretary at the time, Merlyn Rees, to the prime minister, J(...)

Former British Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe,  who died on Thursday, pictured in 1977. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Thorpe, who brought the Liberal party to the brink of coalition government in 1974 but resigned amid scandal soon after, has died aged 85. He d(...)

Former members of the Military Reaction Force (MRF) said that they killed an unspecified number of IRA members and shot them regardless of whether or not they were armed.

The British army ran an undercover unit that operated a sanctioned shoot-to-kill policy in Belfast during the Troubles, it has been claimed.Former mem(...)

In 1976, following a case taken by the Dublin government, the European Commission found the interrogation of the 14 men amounted to ’inhumane treatment and torture’ Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)

The European Court of Human Rights and other official bodies investigating alleged torture of prisoners by the British army and RUC in the early part (...)

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