The  Scottish Saltire (centre), a Union Jack flag (left) and a European Union  flag  in front of the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 27th, 2016. The Brexit vote has thrown the relationship between the three political entities into turmoil. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second Scottish independence vote in the wake of the British referendum has generated another constitutional and politica(...)

British prime minister, David Cameron: “It has not been a great week [concerning his late father’s offshore fund]. I know that I should have handled this better.” Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters/Files

Today David Cameron will seek to shift attention away from his personal financial affairs by unveiling plans to prosecute companies which allow their (...)

 British prime minister David Cameron  in the House of Commons as he argued the case for Britain to join air strikes in Syria. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Getty Images

David Cameron told MPs that attacking Islamic State in Syria would help make the United Kingdom safer, adding that the country could not outsou(...)

 David Cameron: The prime minister’s hopes of winning a Commons majority for his new war were enhanced yesterday by Labour’s growing disarray over defence. Photograph: PA Wire

There was a dark whiff of 2003 and the prelude to the Iraq War around the Commons chamber yesterday as prime minister David Cameron sharply upped the (...)

British prime minister David Cameron: opponents argue he is trying to end the outright ban on fox-hunting by deceit. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs will today vote against plans to soften the 10-year-old ban on fox-hunting in England, in a move likely to fuel Con(...)

John Bercow (right) as he is re-elected unopposed as speaker in the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: PA

John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons once more, smiled as the tributes flooded in in the minutes after MPs, some newly elected, all recently (...)

Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon : “I’m the leader of the SNP, I will lead negotiations. I will lead my party and hopefully I’ll continue as first minister of Scotland even after the Scottish parliamentary elections next year.” Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has urged voters to back the Scottish National Party (SNP) in unprecedented numbers to make Scotland’s(...)

The Royal Navy’s 16,000-ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard: the SNP joined with Plaid Cymru and the Greens to oppose plans to replace the fleet, calling the weapons “morally repugnant”. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The Conservatives and Labour have combined in the House of Commons to reject demands by the Greens, Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party to s(...)

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