Tony Benn

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Ian McEwan: ‘political satire in an old tradition’. Photograph: Lauren Fleishman/New York Times

In Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa awoke to discover that he had been transformed into a monstrous beetle. Now, in Ian McEwan’s surprising next pr(...)

Boris Johnson addresses delegates at  the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Toby Melville/ Reuters

The queues to hear Boris Johnson at the Conservative conference on Tuesday, curling around the broad, carpeted corridors of the International Conventi(...)

Labour Party supporters listen to a speech by Labour MP Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary, in Notting Hill Gate in the build-up to the local council elections in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Across London and in other English cities and towns on Thursday, activists from all political parties were making calls, sending texts and knocking on(...)

Jeremy Corbyn  in Blythe, northeast England, on Monday: “He’s a genuine principled man who means what he says and says what he means,” says Labour’s Chris Williamson. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

Under a sycamore tree in the corner of a car park in Derby, Jeremy Parkin was surrounded by about 100 people as he gave them a crash course in “persu(...)

George Galloway, the former British MP,  has said he is in favour of an “Ire-exit” from the EU. File photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Former British MP George Galloway has said he is in favour of an “Ire-exit” from the EU which should be put to a referendum. The left-wing politician(...)

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(...)

The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, leaves his home in London. Photograph: Reuters

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a full-scale insurrection within his front bench after he sacked shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn for plotting t(...)

Steph Booth with her husband, Tony. Photograph: George Skipper

I wake up to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. Recently, I was lying in bed listening to a piece about end-of-life, palliative care. This is obvious(...)

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), will be campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Leader of the British Ukip party Nigel Farage has insisted he is one of six people who can shift public opinion during the EU referendum on a Brexit.(...)

A  Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets returning to RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus after their first mission since the parliamentary vote to undertake air strikes in Syria. Photograph:  Emily Burns/EPA/Royal Air Force

Britain joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday, but Russian president Vladimir Putin issued bitter new denunciations of (...)

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