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George Galloway MP speaks during tonight’s sitting  in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: PA Wire

Tributes to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher have gone on long enough, Respect MP George Galloway said tonight as he attempted t(...)

A Union flag flies at half mast over the Houses of Parliament, and next to the Big Ben clock tower, after the announcement of Margaret Thatcher’s death. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

In the first World War, the chimes of Big Ben were silenced for two years lest they give guidance i(...)

Michael Meacher MP speaks during a tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher in the House of Commons yesterday. Photograph: PA Wire

Frequently, if not always, tributes to dead politicians long-departed from office are a dreary rout(...)

Mark Thatcher speaks to the press outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher said his mother would have been “humbled” to know the Queen will attend her funeral,(...)

Fifteen years on and the sight of Northern Irish politicians walking up to the door of 10 Downing Street – once a staple for television bulleti(...)

Former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke aged 87. The file image above shows Mrs Thatcher at the 1985 Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool. Photograph: Getty

Obituary: Her downfall was a mixture of skulduggery among some of her colleagues, and a fear among others that people were getting bored (...)

Nearly 14,000 mortgage-holders with Bank of Ireland  in Britain  were told tracker rates – which are supposed to be linked to the Bank of England’s base rate – were doubling, or trebling in some cases, even though the base rate has not moved. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

British MPs have demanded assurances from the British financial regulator that other banks will not try to copy Bank of Ireland’s decision last(...)

British health secretary Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons “terrible things happened” at  Mid-Staffordshire Hospital where patients suffered and “died unnecessarily”. Photograph: PA Wire

Nurses in England will have to spend a year on hospital wards washing and feeding patients before qualifying, under changes to be made after po(...)

British prime minister David Cameron delivering a speech on immigration at the University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich yesterday. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA

Last month, a Nigerian woman and a Spaniard were abused by a local woman in the A&E of Ipswich Hospital in Suffolk, declaring that they wer(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne seen on TV screens at a John Lewis store in the West Midland during the budget speech. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

In a budget a couple of years ago, UK chancellor George Osborne spoke about “the march of the makers” that would lead Britain back to prosperit(...)

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