George Osborne, UK chancellor of the exchequer, during a speech in Birmingham, on Monday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The UK faces years more of austerity, along with billions in cuts to the welfare budget, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has said.Mr Osborn(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London, on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

Another week, another chapter in Britain’s immigration debate. Eight years ago Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) ran for election to th(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party risks seeing its vote split at European elections next year and at a national election in 2015 by the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which opposes “open-door immigration”. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron said today he would make it harder for migrants from the EU to access Britain’s welfare system and try to renego(...)

 UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: the price of internal peace was his party dropping to just 13 seats in the Northern Assembly. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/William Cherry

The Ulster Unionist Party met for its annual conference at the Ramada Hotel in south Belfast on Saturday slimmed down, but in better heart notwithstan(...)

Godfrey Bloom MEP: offered to apologise personally to the ambassador “of Bongo Bongo land”. Photograph: Reuters

A few years ago, a few of the speakers who came to the podium during the UK Independence Party’s Saturday morning conference session in Skegness spoke(...)

Fans waving a Union flag and the Scottish national flag cheer Andy Murray during this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

For some, Wimbledon’s All-England Club is the quintessential, if hackneyed, expression of Englishness: strawberries and cream, sunny days (when they c(...)

British prime minister David Cameron had thrown his support behind the Bill on a referendum on the UK remaining in the EU proposed by his party’s youngest lawmaker,  James Wharton (29), pictured right. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron won a parliamentary vote today on making a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership legally binding, but(...)

The British government’s controversial gay marriage legislation returns to the Commons today with Tory MPs and activists deeply split over the (...)

Queen Elizabeth II

British prime minister David Cameron has been accused of shifting British politics sharply to the right with plans to restrict rights enjoyed b(...)

Former British chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson has  called  for Britain to quit the European Union. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Major changes to immigration laws in the United Kingdom, which will try to make it more difficult for illegal imm(...)

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