Scotland’s outgoing first minister, Alex Salmond, has called for all 16- and 17-year-olds to be allowed to vote in UK general elections, in the wake of last week’s Scottish referendum.
Resentment over wealthy foreigners buying up real estate has created new calls for a "mansion tax" in the U.K. But real estate agents say the tax could reach far down the economic ranks and hurt the property market.
Ed Miliband is under increasing pressure to back an in/out referendum on Britain’s EU membership, after a survey showed more Labour supporters are in favour of a vote on Europe than against it.
To believe the reaction from some corners of the business world, you’d think economic ruin was certain if the minimum wage was increased to £8 an hour by 2020, as Labour leader Ed Miliband proposes.
William Hague warned on Monday that the Tories were prepared to take the fight to Labour at next year’s general election on restricting the voting rights of Scottish MPs if no agreement was reached by January on a new UK constitutional settlement.
Ed Miliband’s rejection of ‘English votes on English issues’ is a big mistake. England needs a fair say in the United Kingdom too.
Last week David Lammy MP for Tottenham announced that he will join the Labour candidate race for the 2016 London Mayor elections. We look at his policies.
An attempt by David Cameron to outflank Ed Miliband on a new constitutional settlement for the UK ran into trouble on Sunday night when a senior Liberal Democrat cabinet minister said that the plans for devolution in England should not proceed without attempting a consensus with Labour.
Gavel-to-gavel TV coverage of party conferences disappeared more than a decade ago, as network TV recoiled at the absence of drama, but the three to four-day conferences still offer British political parties a precious and rare platform to project itself, largely on their terms.
With news that Alex Salmond is to step down, political pundits are guessing who will become First Minister of Scotland - and of course lead the SNP.
Ukip has proposed a radical overhaul of the Welsh assembly and its governance, including pledges to make St David’s Day a bank holiday, and training firefighters to double as paramedics.
On a London council estate last week, Zac Goldsmith – the Conservatives’ mayoral candidate – launched his manifesto with pledges on transport, housing and jobs. When he sits down to talk to reporters, no one asks about any of that.
Anyone who watched Jeremy Corbyn’s rambling, and rather second-rate, EU speech will have wondered how he became Labour leader.